Orbit Prior-Art Search is one of the module of Orbit.com platform. It allows to do search in Patents database, Industrial designs & Utility patents. This is one of the best comprehensive Patent & Design database. This can be used by IP Researcher, Patent analyst, R&D head and Legal Head.
Key Features of Orbit Prior-Art Search Tool
The key features of the Orbit Prior-art Search tool is worldwide coverage, English translation, unique family grouping, key content, concept and legal search. It help in finding the relevant Patents efficiently from the huge database collection in the industry. It has unique family grouping, called FAMPAT. FamPat gives invention based and duplicate free results. All the family members are linked with at least one priority. Search in extended (INPADOC) family is also there. There is many search fields like keyword search, classification, technology domain, assignee & inventor name, legal status, all the application & publication number, publication countries, inventor country, citation, examiner reference etc.
It has Full text collection of patents from 22 authorities and PlusPat collections for bibliographic data from almost 100 plus Patent authorities worldwide with regular and fast update. It has high quality, human assisted English translation for all non-English patent documents. The search result is having features like Key content which gives Object of the invention, Advantages or prior art drawbacks and Independent claims. The Key Content is extracted using linguistic and semantic technology from the Fulltext of PCT, EPO, US, GB, FR & CN. There is another unique feature called Concepts which are the key concepts of a patent, extracted with language technologies from the Fulltext of the publication. They reflect the semantic content of the publication. The coverage is the same as for the Key Content.
Search can also be done in all major classification systems like IPC, CPC, F-Terms, FI-Terms, USPCL and 35 Technology domain, based on IPC. It also allows you to search in Licensing Interest, Security Interest, USPTO Examiner, earliest priority country and earliest applicant country. The legal status search also provides an insight on legal stand of the each patent family members. There is option of Key Words in Context (KWIC) which helps in efficient scanning of each keyword in the documents by highlighting those key concepts. The high resolution of drawing mosaics is available for all family members. There is other option like Similarity Searches, Export Records, Create Alerts, Save Searches, Create Lists, and Order PDF copies of the Original Patents.
Industrial Design Search
Besides Patents Search, Industrial Designs can also be accessed from Orbit.com Portal. It covers almost 42 Patent Authorities including India. Orbit Design Database is having the best coverage. There is two search options in Design Module- 1) Quick Search can be done in basic fields like Title, Classification, Owner and Number. It converts the query automatically with right & left truncation and basic Boolean between two fields. 2) Advance Search is having more options like Description, list of countries, Date Restriction and many more. It support all operators & truncations. The results can be saved and exported in own system.
When a patent is published it includes a list of citations to previously published patents and literature. This cited art has some direct relevance, in terms of novelty, obviousness, or state-of-the-art, to one or more claims in the patent. Patent examiners will assign patent citations.
A citation search is a specific subject search of the technology that is closely related to a published patent. In FAMPAT, citation search is available from 27 countries. It allows you to create citation graph which gives initial view of Citing/Cited patent families.
To manage a set of results, Orbit has option of Work files which allows to collect all patent and design portfolios on a collaborative platform where knowledge can be built and shared across your company and partners by annotating saved patent families by creating an internal knowledge base by attaching the document, ranking the inventions, classifying the portfolio and then analyze your results using an extensive choice of parameters. You can also customize your metadata in Workfiles. Like Workfiles, it has another option called List that will allow you to extract from your result a selection of relevant documents. This permanently stored selection is a custom Hitlist that can be used or acted on later, for instance to display or export documents, download PDFs, add it to a Workfile, analyse it, and even integrate it as a script in a search strategy.
The lists are updated automatically; once a new equivalent, for example, is added to the family. That family will be updated in the list. That update is made once you open the list.
To monitor your market which can be done by setting up regular alerts regarding the publication of new patent families and/or legal status updates which can be saved in folders and be integrated into Workflows allowing for distribution and collection of feedback from colleagues. It helps more in organizing yourself according to the relevant market.
These are the key features that is to find relevant patents, to select prior art or relevant area or domain and then to manage and monitor the searches. We at Patracode provide this tool on licenses having various features. Our product experts and consultants provide detail demonstration on how to use the tool and address all possible queries. We would be happy to assist you in your complete innovation cycle.