Improve patent search efficiency

A brief guide on using Aspator at Firefox

Provide to you by D-Publish, Contact us at 20 July 2010


Table of Contents
Background System requirements Conduct a search Viewing search results Translation Saving search results


Increase patent search and patent digestion efficiency

Design goal
Eliminate any middle-men involvement between a user’s computer and patent office for security and efficiency purposes Save search results at a user’s computer, instead at the server Use Google Translate for translation and Google Cloud (App Engine) for displaying diagrams

System Requirements
Firefox 3.0 or above Windows, Mac, and Linux Broadband access


Conduct a search
Search US granted patents or patent applications at Use quick search or advanced search to conduct a search


Conduct a search (cont’d)

Enter the search query as usual


Search results without Aspator


Search results with Aspator

See the differences?


Buttons at the top

Save and Records are to save and retrieve patent search results 5 buttons at the top are used to open/close all corresponding boxes
Abstract Claim 1st Info Drawing

Analyzer to analyze USPTO classification of the search results mPDF – link to mass download of PDFs of the search results at D-Publish D-Publish – link to defensive publishing service


Viewing search results
Use of the buttons to the left of each patent A – Abstract C – Claims 1 – First claim I - Bibliographic information D – Drawings E – Link to espacenet P – Download PDF ( G – Link to Google Patent


Viewing search results
Abstract and Claims Click to read the abstract

Click to read the first claim and all the claims


Viewing search results (cont’d)
Bibliographic data and Drawings

Click to read bibliographic information of a patent

Click to show the drawings of the patent (page 2 to page 4 of the patent)


Viewing search results (cont’d)
espacenet, PDF and Google Patent

E - use to show the espacenet webpage of the patent P - use to link to and can then download the PDF of the patent from there G – link to Google Patent. May result in error as Google Patent seems not updating their database often

Enable translation by selecting your choice of language at Tool → Addons → Options (Aspator)


Saving search results
2. Click the Save button

1. Select the patents that you want to save

3. Choose or create a project code to save the patents selected


Saving search results (cont’d)
Click the Records button to retrieve previous saved patent search results. A new window will appear.



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