Q. I use XYZ database already. How does your database compare with it?
As a policy we do not give any comparison with any database nor comment on any other product. PatSeer is a very powerful web-based Patent Search and collaboration platform and many of our initial clients are extremely pleased with its intuitiveness and capabilities. Clients who are using industry leading databases who try out PatSeer quickly see that PatSeer doesn’t offer any compromise on features and capabilities they are already used to. We welcome users to try it out and make a comparison themselves.
Q. Can you list some of the unique capabilities of your platform?
PatSeer’s unique capabilities include – unmatched collaboration and sharing options, powerful analytics via great-looking multi-dimensional charts generated via unique chart layering and stacking technology, Integrated filters within search results allowing for drastic reduction in narrowing result-sets and their analysis, Patent Dashlets™ that bring a whole new dimension to how patent projects are done and delivered to stakeholders, Hierarchical categorization support and the widest possible range of custom field types apart from many other smaller features.
Q. Can I trust the data coverage you have claimed?
PatSeer gives a very high importance to data quality and coverage. To ensure you have access to gap-free high quality data we have tied up with partners that have many decades of experience in providing high quality data such as IFI Claims, EPO and other patent offices. Our unique data integration and indexing process involves manual verification each week to make sure that records don’t get missed out.
Q. How frequently do you update the database?
The database is updated multiple times each week with the new records that are published in that week. In addition to patent text data we also update the following data for existing records each week – Legal Status information, Family Information, Reclassification information, US Maintenance and Reassignments information.
Q. How frequently is the corporate tree updated?
Our team runs through details for all the 3000 top level organisations in the corporate tree every 5-6 months.(Because it takes that much time to re-run properly through all organisations!) Changes to any tree are made in the same week when a company is re-run by the team.
Q.What is the difference between Premier edition and Projects edition?
PatSeer Projects does not include the Patent Database Search and associated capabilities such as Search History, Search Alerts and Corporate Tree. However full analysis and management capabilities of PatSeer Projects such as Browsing Project Records, Filtering, Charting, Categorizing, Custom Fields, Attachments, Patent Dashlets™ et al are included. A user subscribing to Projects Edition can add records into a Projects using Number Upload to get going with further activities in the Project.
Q. Is PatSeer platform accessible on Mobile phones, Smartphones and Tablets?
It can be accessed using the browser in a Smartphone. However, there is no mobile version of the website optimized for small display size of the phone. The portal has been tested to work on iOS and Android tablets too.
Q. What is PatSeer’s accessibility across different types of browsers ?
PatSeer has been tested to work correctly in computers with a minimum resolution of 1280 x 768 or higher and with browsers IE 10+, Mozilla, Safari and Chrome.
Q. What Security and privacy does PatSeer provide the user?
All logged in sessions on the website use an SSL encrypted secure channel with a 2048 bit encryption. There is no user data that gets saved on the client’s machine unless the user chooses to export or download data. All Searches performed and search history of a user is stored in fully private user databases and no one else can access them.