How to Start from Scratch with the IamIP Powerful Search

Do you have a new idea, but you are not sure if it’s new or inventive? In that case, you will need to research and assess the current state of technology in relation to your product idea.  

In this webinar, our team of experts showcased how a user can utilize our Powerful Search function to conduct a patent search and check if a concept in development stages infringes on any existing patents or pending applications.  

Types of searches 

If you are not considered an expert in patent searches, or if you conduct searches sporadically, then it might be hard for you to find a starting point. During this webinar, we introduce you to the different search types of our platform and guide you through the steps you need to take in order to make the correct research before bringing your idea to life. 

IamIP’s Powerful Search function gives you the possibility to conduct your patent searches in many different ways. The types of searches vary from basic ones to more advanced ones depending on your needs. 

More specifically:  

You have access to two types of basic search functions which are: 

  • Simple Search 
  • Field Search 

You also, have access to two types of more advanced search functions which are: 

  • Flexible Search 
  • Command Line Search 

What is the patent search process? 

  1. The first step is the brainstorming. Think of the technical field of your idea and what competitors might already exist in that. It’s also important to come up with some keywords that will help you in your research. 
  1. After brainstorming you can officially start your patent search process by highlighting. Search your relevant keywords with one of the search functions and highlight any important words or sentences you might find important on the patent documents of the results. This also applies to claims, descriptions and the examiner view.  
  1. Create a search string on the IamIP platform. You can start with your collected information from the previous steps. This way, you can get an overview of the first results.  
  1. The next step is Storing. Find potential competitors or matching keywords and store interesting or relevant hits in portfolios for further analysis.  
  1. Following that, you should do a glossary search of the new keywords, classes, competitors and then make a list on an excel file about all the new information you got. This way, you can analyze your data in a better way. 
  1. The next step is the iteration. You would need to adjust the search string according to the new information from the glossary. The searching process doesn’t only entail one single search, it is rather a process of doing different searches. The best way for not missing out relevant documents is to combine different search criteria in different ways.  
  1. The last step is checking the citations that you will find in the detailed information of the documents. This will help you find other documents that might be of relevance and interest to you.  

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