Inventor filter


The Inventor filter allows you to define a patent pool based on the inventor names which are on the patent. You get the best results if you enter both firstname and lastname, e.g. Thomas Edison. You can also use boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) to create more complex filters or check the advanced filter syntax.

Searches patent texts by inventor

  • Enter an inventor name to search
  • Combine names with AND, OR, NOT
  • Use more advanced syntax

We recommend you do not use phrase queries like “Thomas Edison” because this would not match cases where firstname and lastname are reversed or if there are middle initials. You better use “Thomas Edison”~3.

Search patents by country of inventor

e.g. [US] will search for all patents with inventors based in the US.


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