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How to use aspator in your patent search

  1. 1. Improve patent search efficiency Provide to you by D-Publish, http://www.d-publish.com Contact us at [email_address] 20 July 2010 A brief guide on using Aspator at Firefox
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>System requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a search </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing search results </li></ul><ul><li>Translation </li></ul><ul><li>Saving search results </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase patent search and patent digestion efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Design goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate any middle-men involvement between a user’s computer and patent office for security and efficiency purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save search results at a user’s computer, instead at the server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Google Translate for translation and Google Cloud (App Engine) for displaying diagrams </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. System Requirements <ul><li>Firefox 3.0 or above </li></ul><ul><li>Windows, Mac, and Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband access </li></ul>
  5. 5. Conduct a search <ul><li>Search US granted patents or patent applications at http://patft.uspto.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Use quick search or advanced search to conduct a search </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conduct a search (cont’d) Enter the search query as usual
  7. 7. Search results without Aspator
  8. 8. Search results with Aspator See the differences?
  9. 9. Buttons at the top <ul><li>Save and Records are to save and retrieve patent search results </li></ul><ul><li>5 buttons at the top are used to open/close all corresponding boxes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstract </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Claim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1st </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analyzer to analyze USPTO classification of the search results </li></ul><ul><li>mPDF – link to mass download of PDFs of the search results at D-Publish </li></ul><ul><li>D-Publish – link to defensive publishing service </li></ul>
  10. 10. Viewing search results <ul><li>Use of the buttons to the left of each patent </li></ul><ul><li>A – Abstract </li></ul><ul><li>C – Claims </li></ul><ul><li>1 – First claim </li></ul><ul><li>I - Bibliographic information </li></ul><ul><li>D – Drawings </li></ul><ul><li>E – Link to espacenet </li></ul><ul><li>P – Download PDF (pat2pdf.org) </li></ul><ul><li>G – Link to Google Patent </li></ul>
  11. 11. Viewing search results Abstract and Claims Click to read the abstract Click to read the first claim and all the claims
  12. 12. Viewing search results (cont’d) Click to read bibliographic information of a patent Click to show the drawings of the patent (page 2 to page 4 of the patent) Bibliographic data and Drawings
  13. 13. Viewing search results (cont’d) <ul><li>E - use to show the espacenet webpage of the patent </li></ul><ul><li>P - use to link to pat2pdf.org and can then download the PDF of the patent from there </li></ul><ul><li>G – link to Google Patent. May result in error as Google Patent seems not updating their database often </li></ul>espacenet, PDF and Google Patent
  14. 14. Translation <ul><li>Enable translation by selecting your choice of language at Tool -> Add-ons -> Options (Aspator) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Saving search results 1. Select the patents that you want to save 2. Click the Save button 3. Choose or create a project code to save the patents selected
  16. 16. Saving search results (cont’d) Click the Records button to retrieve previous saved patent search results. A new window will appear.
  17. 17. Thank You! http://www.d-publish.com [email_address]

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