Help: Search Results


Results Per List

By default, the maximum number of results per list is 50 documents. This option lets you change the maximum number of results displayed per list. Results are ranked based on the hit count. Hit count refers to the number of times query words or search criteria appear in the selected field(s).

Verifying Results

The results or hits are displayed on a new page. The results list can be printed by clicking on the PRINT button of your browser.

Clicking once on one of the patent document numbers will allow you to view the detailed patent document. This screen has been designed to help the user scan through results relatively quickly and determine if they are of interest. The information can be printed by clicking on the PRINT button of your browser.

The BACK button of your browser allows you to return to the list of results and continue verifying the results in the same manner.

Accessing other Results Lists

By default, the maximum number of results per list is 50 documents. You can access the other results lists by clicking on the next page:

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Display Limit

The search engine can display up to 1000 patent documents per search. When the results exceed the maximum, a note appears on the results lists to recommend that you adjust your search criteria. For example, you can break down your search criteria using the date range.

Date modified: 2019-04-17