Improve patent search efficiency

A brief guide on using Aspator at Firefox

Provide to you by D-Publish, http://www.d-publish.com Contact us at info@d-publish.com 20 July 2010

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

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

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Conduct a search
Search US granted patents or patent applications at http://patft.uspto.gov Use quick search or advanced search to conduct a search

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Conduct a search (cont’d)

Enter the search query as usual

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Search results without Aspator

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Search results with Aspator

See the differences?

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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

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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 (pat2pdf.org) G – Link to Google Patent

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Viewing search results
Abstract and Claims Click to read the abstract

Click to read the first claim and all the claims

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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)

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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 pat2pdf.org 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
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Translation
Enable translation by selecting your choice of language at Tool → Addons → Options (Aspator)

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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

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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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