Step 1: Type a punctuated description of your idea into the input window or simply download a random claim using the upper left button to see how it works. It is important to clearly describe your idea and use punctuation to separate key aspects for best matching performance.
Step 2: Optionally set result filtering expressions.
Step 3: After submission, the results are shown in the output window. You can flip the pages for more results. Notice that the results are based on restricted assignees since the assignee filter light is on. You can also click the patent number to go to Google patents page for the complete patent.
Step 4: Click any similar statement of interest in the output window to view the complete claim.
The input window is for you to write a punctuated description of an idea to be searched against active US patents. The left picture shows the input window after the description is submitted.
Patent filters use regular expressions to restrict assignee, class, title and/or claim text. Regular expressions are a powerful, yet compact way for matching text. Here are a few tips for common situations:
The output window displays the search results from active US patents: