This is the full documentation of the IPscreener plattform. Covering how to login, creating cases and much more. 

Login

Start by opening https://ipscreener.com/

  1. Click on login to open the Ipscreener platform.


Username and password is provided by support@ipscreener.com

  1. Enter username.
  2. Enter password.
  3. When done, click arrow to enter the platform.
  4. Use this if you've forgotten your password.




Create idea




  1. Click "Create Idea" in the right side menu.

  2. Fill all fields with *.

    1. Reference. 

    2. Title of the Idea.

    3. Text describing the idea.

      1. The more information you can give about your idea, the better your search will be.

  3. Optional Fields (Advance search).

    1. Cut of publication date.

      1. This is used to filter publicated patent up to a certain date, e.g everything published up to 2015-01-01, you will not see anything publicated after that date.

    2. IPC/CPC Class

      1. Use this to filter your search to a specific patent class. 

    3. Office action.

      1. This filters your search to a specific area or field of patents.

    4. Patent document search.

      1. This search is used to describe an idea based on already created patents using patent numbers insted.

  4. When done, click "run" to create your idea.


Info

3c. Office action and 3d. Patent document search are restricted to 10 documents at max in a search.


Good Example

 Reference, Title and Describtion of idea

Reference; solid-state drive

Title of idea; Storage device

Description of idea;

"A solid-state drive (SSD) is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently, typically using flash memory. It is also sometimes called a solid-state device or a solid-state disk,[1] although SSDs lack the physical spinning disks and movable read-write heads used by the conventional electromechanical storage such as hard drives ("HDD") or floppy disks.[2]

Compared with the electromechanical drives, SSDs are typically more resistant to physical shock, run silently, and have quicker access time and lower latency.[3] SSDs store data in semiconductor cells. As of 2019, cells can contain between 1 and 4 bits of data. SSD storage devices vary in their properties according to the number of bits stored in each cell, with single bit cells ("SLC") being generally the most reliable, durable, fast, and expensive type, compared with 2 and 3 bit cells ("MLC" and "TLC"), and finally quad bit cells ("QLC") being used for consumer devices that do not require such extreme properties and are the cheapest of the four. In addition, 3D XPoint memory (sold by Intel under the Optane brand), stores data by changing the electrical resistance of cells instead of storing electrical charges in cells, and SSDs made from RAM can be used for high speed, when data persistence after power loss is not required, or may use battery power to retain data when its usual power source is unavailable.[4] Hybrid drives or solid-state hybrid drives (SSHDs), such as Apple's Fusion Drive, combine features of SSDs and HDDs in the same unit using both flash memory and a HDD in order to improve the performance of frequently-accessed data.[5][6][7]

While the price of SSDs has continued to decline over time, SSDs are (as of 2018) still more expensive per unit of storage than HDDs and are expected to remain so into the next decade.

SSDs based on NAND Flash will slowly leak charge over time if left for long periods without power. This causes worn-out drives (that have exceeded their endurance rating) to start losing data typically after one year (if stored at 30 °C) to two years (at 25 °C) in storage; for new drives it takes longer.[8] Therefore, SSDs are not suitable for archival storage. 3D XPoint is a possible exception to this rule, however it is a relatively new technology with unknown data-retention characteristics.

SSDs can use traditional hard disk drive (HDD) interfaces and form factors, or newer interfaces and form factors that exploit specific advantages of the flash memory in SSDs. Traditional interfaces (e.g., SATA and SAS) and standard HDD form factors allow such SSDs to be used as drop-in replacements for HDDs in computers and other devices. Newer form factors such as mSATA, M.2, U.2, and EDSFF (formerly known as Ruler SSD[9])[10] and higher speed interfaces such as NVMe over PCI Express can increase performance over HDD performance.[4]"

Bad Example

 Reference, Title and Describtion of idea

Reference; drive

Title of idea; Storage

Description of idea;

"A solid-state drive (SSD) is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently, typically using flash memory. It is also sometimes called a solid-state device or a solid-state disk,[1] although SSDs lack the physical spinning disks and movable read-write heads used by the conventional electromechanical storage such as hard drives ("HDD") or floppy disks.




My idea overview



  1. Click here to see all your ideas.

  2. Here is the reference name for your idea.

  3. Here is your Title of idea.

    1. Notes about your idea, they are added or changed in the review page.

  4. Show date and time for when you created the latest version of your idea.

  5. Show the status of your idea.

    1. Status text

      Description

      processing case

      Case search in progress.

      new case

      Case ready for viewing. First time you open it

      There are no rankings made yet

      Case has been opened.



Idea Ranking

  1. When rankings are done in result page, Ideas gets color coded based on them.
  2. Status and text for rankings:
ColorStatus text
GreenThere is only background prior art found.
OrangeThere is related prior art found
RedThere is similar prior art found.
White/No colorThere are no rankings made yet.


Delete Idea

  1. Select My Idea in the blue sidebar.
  2. Click the check box.
    1. You can delete multiple idea at the same time by clicking all check boxes you want.
    2. Un-check box to remove from delete.
  3. Click Delete.





Overview result page

Here you will see your search results and information about your project in detail.


  1. Toolbox tab contains functions about your project for sorting, exporting etc.
  2. Contains a summary of your current project version.
  3. This tab contains all your search results from different patent indexes.
  4. Statistics and Highlights.




Toolbox functions

Here you will find everything related to the blue sidebar Toolbox functions



Export function

Note

You need to make rankings in your search before using this function.


  1. Click on export.
  2. Choose what format you want to export to.
    1. Excel ranked - Exports all ranked patents to a excel document.
    2. PDF ranked - Exports all ranked patents to a pdf document.
    3. USPTOIDS - Export all ranked patents to a XML file.
      1. Remember to unpack the zip file and open the .xdp-file. Read more USPTO.
    4. Excel all - Exports all patents from your search ranked or not.




My Evaluation

This is used to filter out patent based on your ranking of them.

  1. First click on the ranking you want for the document.
    1. Noise grey - not relevant to your idea.
    2. Backround green- only background information was retrived.
    3. Related orange - relevant prior art is present. 
    4. Similar red - indicates a match found.
  2. Click on "my evaluation" to toggle it ON.
  3. Select filter based on rank.
    1. E.g. Select unrated to see all unrated document in your search.
    2. With the tool toggled OFF all documents will be visible regardless of ranking.

Note

Rankings you make will be visible across all versions.

When this tool is active, quickview and extended family will be hidden.



Quick View


This function is used to show a more compact view of the results showing patent number and titles.





Extended family toggle

Used to toggle show/hide extended family in your search.

An extended patent family is a collection of patent documents covering a technology. The technical content covered by the applications is similar, but not necessarily the same. Members of an extended patent family will have at least one priority in common with at least one other member - either directly or indirectly.

Want to know more? Click here Espacenet.




Highlight Toggle

Used to toggle highlight function on and off.  Highlight.

This tool can also be used in full size document view.





Reference and Version tab

  1. Here you can switch between different versions of your idea and add general notes about the project.
  2. This data is imported from when you created your idea.
    1. You can add, remove or make changes here, to take effect you need to run a new version.
  3. "Show only new hits" -toggle is used to filter out result you have already seen.
    1. Useful when you have added, removed or changed anything inside "Queried Tab".
    2. If left toggled OFF you might not get any new hits on a new version.
    3. If left toggled ON it filters out hits from previous versions.
  4. Click "run new version" when you want to do a new search. 




Index tab and search results

  1. Here you will see your different search index e.g boost, FTO and master.
  2. Information about the patent number and title.
    1. Click on the name (e.g US9927975 orto see a full size view of the document (will open a new window).
    2. Click on Pdf -icon to see original patent document or to download a copy. (will open a new window).
  3. A summary for this specific patent document containing first publilshed, by whom and patent classes.
  4. To view the document on Espacenet.
  5. Use the comment button  to add comment.
    1. Useful for e.g notes about a document.
  6. You can use the ranking system to easier filter out relevant patent documents in your search.
    1. Click once to rank e.g. noise. 
    2. Click again on noise to remove a rank.




Full size document view

  1. Contains all information about first published date, published by whom, first priority , classes and family members.
  2. In this colum you can read about title, abstract and claim. See note.
  3. A Description for this patent. See note.
    1. Click on image to enlarge view.
    2. By default the document is zoomed into the most relevant paragraph identified, where that text passage is highlighted (Lightblue).
  4. The highlight tool will be here if it's toggled ON in result page.
  5. Click on image to enlarge view.

Note

You can scroll up and down in this view.



Stats Tab


  1. Click here to switch between Stats and Highlight tool.
  2. Top countries where priority applications are filed.
    1. ColourApplicants
      lightbluelow
      darkbluehigh
      nonefew/none
  3. Top patent applicants active in the technical field.
    1. You can click on the different parts of the wheel to get more information about the different applicants.
    2. E.g. IBM is the top applicant with 38 applications.
  4. Distribution of Patent Application Priority dates
  5. A word cloud based on your text describing the idea.
    1. Also used to create the default highlight profile.
    2. Larger font reference a more common word in your search.
  6. Top CPC Classes related to the Idea.

Note

You can click on all images to see an enlarged view.








Highlight Tool

Create profile

  1. Toggle hightlight ON.
  2. Open hightlight (right side panel).
  3. The tool comes with a pre-defined keyword profile called Default.
  4. To create a custom profile press “new” and choose a profile name (eg. profile 1).
  5. Click save.


Info Default profile

The default keyword sets can’t be changed or deleted.

Highlight profiles are saved and can be used i multiple projects without having to create a new one.




Delete profile

  1. Select the profile in the drop down menu.
  2. Click "delete" to delete the selected profile.





Adding and removing Keywords

  1. Click “+Add group” button.
  2. Fill in your keywords.
    1. All keywords in the same group will have the same colour code.
    2. You can also have multiple keywords in the same group.
    3. You can create up to 10 different keyword groups.
  3. To delete a keyword group, click x in the upper right corner.
    1. To delete a specific keyword. Click on it and use "backspace" on your keyboard.
  4. Click save when done adding or deleting groups.





My Profile

Here you can change everything related to your user profile.


Required fields are:

  • first and lastname.
  • mobile phone.
  • e-mail.


Note

Do NOT leave these fields empty.




Default settings for result page.

Hit list – Filtes how many hits you will see in your idea in the result screen, e.g. 10, 25, 50.

Quick view default – A more compact view of results.

Show only new hits default – Returns new search results only.

Extended family default – Show extended family.

Highlight default - Activate highlight tool.

Default settings

All settings are set to Off by default.

You need to relogg for changes to take effect.




Change Password

  1. Type in your current password.
  2. Type in your new password.
    1. Remember to create a secure password with at least on capital letter and at least one number.
  3. Type in your new password again in verify password, they need to match.
  4. Click save to save changes.