What’s New!

At PatSeer we plan to apply the same “continuous innovation” process that we have been following in Patent iNSIGHT Pro and so we would like you to be the first to know about all our latest updates made to the platform. Do keep visiting this page to see why we believe real innovation is happening on an innovation research platform.

January’17 Release Updates

New Improvements that have gone live this month are:


Co-occurrence Matrix Enhancements:

  • We have added support for generating category vs category and other similar type of matrices with clusters, custom fields and few other fields
  • Support for sub level categories: You can now analyze any sublevel of your hierarchical category set with another Category level or any other field

Data Cleanup Enhancements:

  • Smart Fuzzy Matching– A faster and better fuzzy match algorithm helps you create precise groups and brings huge time savings to the cleanup process.
  • Merge Assignee Name – A simple tool to merge Assignee names for those who want complete control on the cleanup process
  • In addition to performing cleanup for assignee and inventor, you can now do cleanup for attorney and current assignee
  • Miscellaneous improvements and corrections to Thesaurus matching and application to a Project


  • Landscape Mode has been added to VizMAP allowing you to generated Technology landscape by Topics and Themes. The Landscape appears as a 2D contour map. Many interactive options are being added to the generated map.


Project Enhancements: 

  • Group projects under different Catalogues: Introducing “Catalogues” which are logical folders for holding related projects. Just like files and directories in a computer, you can have multiple projects in one Catalogue.
  • Copy/Merge metadata while Deduplication of records – You can now copy or even merge all project metadata such as Categories, Custom Fields. Rating etc when Deduplicating records. This helps ensure that the metadata is transferred to the record you have selected.
  • File Import – Added Support for Additional Database sources and formats

Search Forms: Added more searchable fields to the Quick Search and Field Search forms

Faster Drawings: We have reprocessed patent drawings to make them load even faster than before

Link to US maintenance data: A direct link to view detailed patent maintenance fees for US records has been added.

Export Enhancements:You can provide a custom file name for your exports. This helps in identifying the content when you made many exports around the same time.

The release also includes many other miscellaneous improvements to the usability, exports and performance based on user feedback.

November’16 Release Updates

New Improvements that have gone live this month are:

Result View Enhancements:

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  • View full text of records within search results: If you are working with a single monitor or laptop, it’s now easy to view full details of a record in side by side view.

Quick Stats:

  • Tech domain chart: Generate charts for Technology Domains and Sub Domains as defined by WIPO.
  • Priority indicator in legal status timeline: The legal status timeline now also indicates the time from when each family member claims priority from.

Project Enhancements:

  • Apply thesaurus to all records in project: You can now apply created thesaurus to all the records in a project. This is useful if you already have predefined set of rules and would like to imply those in your analysis. The clean name from the thesaurus can be used across all the analysis and filter options.
  • Image Annotation: Highlight and comment on any image of record: In addition to highlighting and commenting on any full-text portion of the record, you can now annotate an image.

Search Enhancements:

  • New field code ‘ALLCT’: The new field code ‘ALLCT’ is useful when you want to search for all backward and forward citations of the input numbers. You can enter a publication number with or without kind code and the results displayed are the cited/ citing records of those numbers

September’16 Release Updates

New Improvements that have gone live this month are:

Search Enhancements:

  • Non-Latin Search Form: A new simplified search form for searching across various non-latin languages has been added. The languages covered are Japanese, Chinese, Korean or Thai.
  • Lookup Chemical Registry Numbers : You can now lookup by chemical registry numbers to find their compound, drug names and other synonyms for including in your search strategies.

Project Enhancements:

  • Record Annotation : Project collaboration receives a major update to record reviewing. You can now highlight text portions and comment within full-text of records in your project and share your annotations with others.

Result View Enhancements:

  • View Results grouped by Families : If you do not want to deduplicate results to one per family and instead want to view multiple members of the same family together, a new grouped view allows you group your search results by Simple families and Extended families. The records from the same family are arranged in a group and are represented by the same color shade.
  • Support for Vertical Side by Side View : If you are working on vertical-oriental monitor or devices, it’s now easy to view details of a record at bottom of your screen.
  • Open different record full-text portions : Now you can open different text portions of records in a separate window. All opened windows will remain synchronized when you move to the next record thereby allowing you to review records faster.


July’16 Release Updates

New Improvements that have gone live this month are:

Patseer Content Update:

  • US patent litigation filings: PatSeer now integrated US Patent litigation data for more than 55K cases starting from 1990. You can now see which patents that have appeared in a lawsuit via a litigation indicator in your search results. Clicking on it gives you further details about the associated Patent Case. You can also sort your results to view all the litigated records first in your result set.

Search Enhancements:

  • Stack Multiple Search Queries: Remove redundancies, simplify complex query formation and get the flexibility that you always wanted with your search query formation / stacking.
    • Simplify: Consolidate multiple queries into one makes it easier to interpret and execute large search strategy. Easy numeric references can be used for existing queries in your stack.
    • Integrates well with Search Scripting: Stacked queries integrated perfectly with the existing search scripting feature to give you the best of both worlds.
  • Non Patent Literature Search: PatSeer users now have access to prominent science and engineering databases via a single integrated search interface. You can now search across journals, scientific literature, and conference proceedings. NPL Sources include PubMed, IEEE, DOAJ, Springer, Agricola, Agris, and ScienceDirect. More sources are being added. (Some publishers require approval from the provider and so will be enabled on a account level only)

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  • Thesaurus: Get precise insights by creating and applying thesaurus to your charts and graphs. You can create and upload your own thesaurus for Assignee/ Inventor/ Attorney/ Keywords and further apply them to group results in filters, charts and graphs.
  • Keyword-in-Context (KWIC) for family members: Now in addition to viewing KWIC for individual records, you can also see small snippets of text from the full text of other matching family members of the record. Data for both Simple and INPADOC family members can be seen.
  • Set a Preferred Language for Results: You can set a preferred language that is to be given a priority over English for any record that has content available in that language. So for example, using this option you can prefer German content for DE/DD records in your results.

Quick Stats:

  • Charts Dashboard: Sometimes it takes more than one chart in a single view to tell the story. We have compiled the most popular charts required by users and included them in a single view. Further, you can use any portion of a chart as a filter for the rest of the charts. Drill into any one chart and the rest of the charts will show analysis of the filtered portion.

Project Enhancements:

  • Clone Projects: Replicate a Project and all its category/custom field settings with a single click using the clone option.
  • Filter by Project Addition Date: Filter records by the date they were added to your project

The release also includes many other miscellaneous improvements to the usability, exports and performance based on user feedback.

May’16 Content Updates

PatSeer adds 15 full-text authorities to its global patent data content and coverage.

The new authorities recently added to PatSeer include Mexico, Eurasian Patent Office, ARIPO, German Democratic Republic, Israel, Taiwan, Colombia, Monaco, OAPI, Morocco and many CIS countries.

  • Eurasian Patent Office (EA): Full-text collections of Patents and Applications from EA for the period 1997 to 2015 have been added
  • African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) – we have added full text of Patents and Applications from 1985 till date
  • German Democratic Republic (DD): We have added full text of Patents and Applications from German Democratic Republic for the period 1970 to 1990
  • Israel full text added (IL): Full-text of Applications in Israel for the period 2005 to 2015 have been added
  • Taiwan (TW): In addition to key Asian countries, full-text collections of Patents and Applications for Taiwan have been added. The collections begin from 2013
  • Colombia (CO): Full-text for Applications from 1995 to 2016 has been added
  • Monaco (MA) full- text content for Patents has been added
  • African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) full text collection added: We have added full text collection of patents from OAPI
  • Morocco (MC) full text of patents has been added
  • CIS Authorities – We have started loading full text collections of CIS Authorities from 2000 to 2015 and expect to complete the same by last week of May

See the updated detailed coverage here

Apr’16 Release Updates

New Improvements that have gone live this month are:

Patseer Content Update:

Mexico full-text collection added: We have added full-text of Applications filed in Mexico. The full-text data begins from 1997. Number of Full-text authorities now increased to 27. See updated full-text coverage details here.

Search Enhancements:

Annotate Family Members Using Search Recall: Now in addition to annotate single record, you can even set a flag for all Simple/Extended Family members of a record at the search results level itself. The Zone Operation Mode within Display Options allows you to rank, flag, and comment on each record at the search results level.

Result View Enhancements:

  • View Record Count: Now you can view count of records selected for performing further operations like export, adding to a project, etc.
  • View Citations: It is now easy and simple to view citations of record(s) from results view page itself
  • Legal Status Timeline: A new enhancement to legal status portion is Legal Status Timeline chart allows not only to refer legal status of a specific record but also the complete life cycle in the form of timeline.

Quick Stats:

  • Exclude Years In Charts: A new option has been added in Quick Stats to exclude previous years from a generated chart.

Project Enhancements:

  • Import Records/ Metadata From Other Projects: Reuse custom fields, categories, metadata like ratings, flags and comments, from some existing project
  • Add Data From Web Of Science: Now you can add data from Web of Science citation indexing service.
  • Deduplicate Result Set While Adding Records: Now you can deduplicate applications, INPADOC families (Extended) or Simple Families.
  • Import / Export Categories: New options to import categories from file and export categories have been added. You can import categories from text or CSV files.
  • Categorizing Individual Records: A new category viewer makes it easy to categorize records while reviewing/reading your results in parallel.
  • Compare Categories: Now you can find which records are not categorized so that you can review, analyze and categorize those accordingly.

Feb’16 Release Updates

The latest release gone live this month includes the following key enhancements:

Search Enhancements:

  • Find Similar Patents: You can lookup patents similar to one or more numbers with ease. A new field code SIM has also been added that makes it easy to combine the similarity search with other fields.
  • Command Line Searching
    • Query Formatting: PatSeer preserves the formatting of large search strings making it easier to edit them when you go back to your query
    • Spell Check option: A new spell check option has been added in Command Line too which highlights terms with wrong spelling
    • One-Click Reload: You can reload previous search queries into their respective search forms with a single click

Result View Enhancements:

  • Added to Project Indicator: Now you can immediately know if any record appearing in your result has been previously added to a project
  • Search Recall: Search recall now also tracks which records you have opened and which you haven’t.
  • German Register links: A direct link to register for German publications has been added.
  • Class Definition Improvements:
    • FI Class Definitions added: Now you can see FI Class definition directly on the results page
    • CPC and IPC Class definitions have been updated to the latest versions.
  • Analyze by Current Assignee: A new Filter and Chart for Current Assignee has been added allowing you analyze your results by the current Assignees
  • Links to Inventor Profiles: You can now view matching the LinkedIn profiles of the inventors
  • Drawings + Abstract View: A new result view that also shows abstracts of the records next to their drawings.
  • Topic Maps: Topic Maps have been completely revamped with new colors, zoom options, better font support and with better user interactivity.

Project Enhancements:

  • New Sort Option: Sort records in the projects by the ratings assigned to them
  • Share Groups: Create a group of users and share the project with them in a single go.
  • Share a Project Report just like an Excel Sheet: You have control over the order in which records in a Project are displayed allowing you to keep the most important records on top.

Export Enhancements:

  • New Export Fields Added: Original Applicant, Non-self citations and Register Links
  • Current Legal Status for Indian Granted Patents: Now you will also get the current legal status of Indian Granted patents

Other Enhancements:

Many miscellaneous enhancements to the Record Detailed View, Query Analyzer, Class Definitions display, Result Navigation and more.

Jan ’16 Content Update

Full-text Collections of Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg added:


We have added full-text of 5 additional authorities. Most of them are with English translations. Number of Full-text authorities now increased to 26. See updated full-text coverage details here.

  • German full-text data now goes back to 1920: We have expanded our German full-text collection and added records from 1920-1959 period. So the dataset now includes patent and application filings from 1920 onwards.
  • Russian full-text translations being added: We are in process of adding English translations to our Russian full-text collection and expect this to be done in 3-4 weeks.
  • Mexico full-text collection coming soon: We have begun loading full-text of filings from Mexico and more information on this will be available soon.

Nov’15 Release Updates

  • Searching Enhancements:
    • Search Recall: Now you can remember all your annotations and actions for search results so that you don’t have review the same record again. PatSeer will remember the entries you do so that they show up in future searches.
    • User Preferences: Now set default search preferences for your search pages. You can define the record preference, result view options, list of filters that need to be present on your results page.
    • Search Query Migrator: Convert search queries from other databases to PatSeer using the Syntax converter.
    • Field Search – Query Preview: Now you can preview your final search query and see how the search fields are combined as you type the query in field search.
    • Search Tech Domain/Tech Sub Domain: Narrow down your search results to a specific sector/area of interest using additional fields Tech Domain/ Tech Sub Domain.
    • Corporate Tree Enhancements:
      • Hide Companies having no patents: Include only companies having records assigned to them and narrow down to relevant set of companies to analyze.
      • Related Parties: This option matches the assignee name with assignment history and co-assignees and display a list of parties relating to the entered company.
    • Use Natural Language Query Modifiers in Current Search: Now in Current Search, combine your existing search queries using Natural Language Query Modifiers – NLPL/NLPM/NLPH.
    • Many usability enhancements to Field and Number Search options
  • Result View Enhancements:
    • KWIC View: View the matched text portion in detail view of a record using a single click. This helps you easily navigate to the highlighted term from KWIC to the section where it appears in full view.
    • View Citation Category of Citations: Now you can view the citation category established by a patent office, which may be taken into consideration in deciding whether the invention to which a patent application relates is patentable.
    • See all published kind codes against a publication: View records with multiple kind codes which matched your search query in your result set as separate records.
  • Project Enhancements:
    • List View for Patent Dashlets: A new Custom view type to view the Dashlets in List view format. You can choose between the option as Column or List type while creating/editing Dashlets.
  • Export Enhancements: Now share the result set with colleagues/ external consultants for further inputs by including additional Email Ids to send the export completion notification email.
  • Many other miscellaneous usability and GUI improvements that speed up page loading time.

Aug ’15 Content Update

  • Full-text Collections of Sweden and Norway added: We have added full-text of Patents and Applications (National Filings) for both Sweden and Norway. The Swedish collection starts from Dec 1979 and Norway collection begins from 1975. Number of Full-text authorities now increased to 21. See updated full-text coverage details here.
  • Full-text collections of other European authorities are in process of being loaded. More news on this to follow soon.

Aug’15 Release Updates

New Product Enhancements that have gone live this month are:

  • Searching Enhancements:
    • Combine Natural Language Searches with Boolean Searches – Its now possible to combine Boolean searches with your Natural Language Query. Three Query Modifiers NLPH/NLPM/NLPS allows you to use free text searches just like any other field search.
    • New Syntax operator: Underscore – Use underscore to match all three types of combinations between words – single word, hyphenated word or exact match. So jet_engine will match jetengine, jet engine and jet-engine.
    • Additional Search Field Codes – We added two new combined fields to simplify searching across Title, Abstract, Independent Claims / Full Claims and Examples
    • Quick Search Query Preview – Now you can preview your final search query and see how the search fields are combined as you type the query using the live previewer.
  • Result view Enhancements
    • Support for Multiple Custom Views – You can now create and save multiple custom views each having a different list of fields and appearance.
    • Support for new List type Custom View – A completely new view that allows you to see more data in a familiar row-wise format.
    • Query Builder in Filters – Create sub-queries with ease using the query builder when viewing search results or when filtering inside projects.
  • Custom Field Enhancements
    • Customize your custom field layout – You can now rearrange the enabled custom fields in a grid/tabular style view so as to prioritize important fields and make browsing records more efficient.
    • Custom Tables – Capture even more complex relationships on a per-record basis with the introduction of custom tables. These tables can help you save relational multi-valued data per record.
  • Many other miscellaneous usability and GUI improvements that speed up page loading time.

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