PatentGuru Help Center 6. Quick reference on Syntax Search 6.1 A Simple Introduction on PatentGuru syntax

6.1 A Simple Introduction on PatentGuru syntax

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Operators
Operators are used to connect search terms and keywords with specified relationships. Here is a list of operators we support. 


Operator

Usage

Example

*

Unlimited truncation

water* (would include waterproof, watering, etc)

?

0 or 1 character

colo?r (would include color and colour)

#

1 character

t?re (include tyre, tire etc.)

and

AND

apple and iphone

or

OR

car or truck

Not

NOT

windows not microsoft

,=,=

Used in dates search

pd20030201

(, )

Used in combined and nested search

(Wireless or mobile) and (handover or handoff)

“, “

Exact term

“base station”

 

Patent Fields
These search parameters represent different fields in patent documents.

Syntax

Patent Field

example

ftxt=

Full text

ftxt = wireless or mobile

ti=

Title

ti= (mobile or cell)

clm=

Claims

clm = (apparatus and (mobile not car))

desc=

Description

desc= (car and (self?drive or autonomous))

abs=

Abstract

abs = (wireless and portable) and ipc=h04w

 

 Bibliographic Fields

These parameters represent important data of patent documents, including data regarding important dates, prosecution process, ownership, classifications, etc.

Syntax

Bibliographic Field

Example

IPC=

IPC

ipc = h04w0130, ipc = h04wo1#0

pd =

Publication date

pd=19801011

pd>1988

pd=1977:1988

pd=19800102:1999

fd=

Filing date

Similar to pd

prd=

Priority date

Similar to pd

in=

Inventor

in = MacD*, in = “smith,john”, in=(smith or john)

asn=

Assignee

asn=apple, asn=(apple or google)

patn=

Patent number

patn=us98765B2, pat=*987*

pubn=

Publication number

pubn=us2010987675a2, pubn=ep2010*

 

Flags

To make searching easier, we designed three flags to help narrow down the searching scopes.

Syntax

Flag

Example

area=

Country or Region

area = us or ep

status=

Status could be patent or application

stats=pat, stats=app

type=

Type could be patent, design, or plant

type = pat or design, type = plant

 



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