This page describes how to easily search the IP.com Prior Art Database (PAD) to find publications by using a Keyword Search. To learn more about the features and benefits of defensive publishing, click here.
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Enter a Keyword Search
For a Keyword Search, enter a publication number, word, or phrase with optional Boolean syntax and the title, abstract, and primary document are searched. You can optionally enter a date range and select a publishing source for your Prior Art Data search.
1 To search documents by using the keyword search facility, select Keyword Search from the Type of Search drop-down.
2 To start a search, enter keywords using the available Boolean syntax and other functions. You can specify search fields such as Title, Abstract, Copyright, Related_People, Related Documents, Original_Date, Pub_Country, and Pub_Language as a Keyword search. For further information on using Boolean logic, view our Keyword Search Guide, Prior Art Database Keyword Search Guide
3 To search for documents within a specific date range, click Advanced Search. From the Dates drop-down, select either IP.com Publication Date or Original Publication Date, and then select Date Range to enter the From and To dates or select from the list of Quick Dates.
4 To limit the publishing source, click Advanced Search and from the Publishing Source dropdown, select from the list of sources.
Use the Results
Once you click Search, the results display in a grid. To learn more about displaying the results, previewing a publication, downloading a publication, and other features, click on the link Searching the Prior Art Database.
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