Patent Searching For New Inventors - Searching By Keyword
By Mary Bellis, About.com Guide
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Using Two Keywords
Quick Search Page Let's You Use More Than One Keyword
If you use two keywords you have to decide how you want the search engine to treat the two words.
In the example above, I wanted to find inventions that had both the words puzzles AND jigsaw in the patent. I selected AND in the drop-down menu.
When you select OR in drop-down menu, you would find inventions with either the words puzzles OR jigsaw in the patent.
If you select ANDNOT in drop-down menu, you would find inventions with the word "puzzles" in the patent ANDNOT the word "jigsaw" in the patent.
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