XPAT Data Selection Interface (XPATty)
So far, XPAT has been offered in the basic version for use with freely available data. Most of the data sets were downloaded by downloading from the EPO's Open Patent Service. This mechanism was preserved for the system and is still available.
The search was carried out at depatisnet or espacenet, for example, and the documents found were then located using the publication number at the OPS (Open Patent Service) and transferred to the XPAT database.
Now a complementary solution has been created for this purpose. Based on the DocDb data from the EPO, this data can now be offered in its own database. Over 128 million documents are now available for searching in XPAT. This new database can be used in two variants:
- as a pure search database with an online account
- as a search database with the option to transfer the search results directly into the internal XPAT database.
With the second option, an XPAT user is allowed both to keep his documents internally as before, to classify them, to comment on them and to have them evaluated in one or more patent rounds. On the other hand, it is possible at any time to search freely in the documents via the interface and, if required, to view documents directly on the screen, to mark interesting documents and, for example, to load only the relevant writings into the internal XPAT database.
Also, when searching in the XPAT Data Selection database, the universally proven search language, which is also used in XPAT itself, can be used. The XPAT Data Selection Interface greatly expands the possibilities for XPAT users.
- Direct access from XPAT
- Fast download
- Unified search options