Prior Art Database Search Guide

This guide includes an overview of the IP.com Prior Art Database search facility, including syntax, available Boolean and position operators, and functions such as wildcards and numeric ranging.

The Prior Art Database search performs a traditional text-based query directed at the non-patent, defensive publications stored in the IP.com Prior Art Database. The underlying keyword index used supports all languages. Disclosures published into the Prior Art Database become available in this index shortly upon completion of processing.

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