The Number filter allows you to build a very precise list of patent documents. You can use this filter when the Keyword filter or other filters are not accurate enough, or you have an existing list of patents you would like to analyze. There are 3 different ways to insert patent numbers:
1. Import from text
You can type or paste your patent numbers into the text field, separating each number with a comma or a new line.
Or you can use a wildcard (*), for example: select all the patents starting with US.
2. Import from briefcase
To import patents from one of your briefcases, click the 'Import' button underneath the text field, then choose the 'Briefcase' option.
Click on the briefcase you want to import your patents from and click 'Select'.
3. Import from file
To import your patent numbers from a file (xlsx or csv), click the 'Import' button underneath the text field, then choose the 'File' option.
Browse to your file by clicking on the center image or drag your file to the center of the screen. Once the file has been uploaded, you will need to select the columns which hold the patent numbers.
Check the columns which hold the patent numbers and click 'Select'.
The file will be processed and the patent numbers added to your filter.
4. Import from report
To import patents from one of your saved reports, click the 'Import' button underneath the text field, then select the 'Report' option.
Click on the report you want to import your patents from and click 'Select'.
After importing patent numbers from a file or from text (without a wildcard), you will receive the import result.
This shows you how many patents were found, which numbers were not found and which numbers you might be able to correct.
If you would like to review your import result again after closing the screen, you can reopen it here: