You can upload data to create a Cipher report in the following ways:

  • Upload a list of patent numbers
  • Upload patent numbers + specify technology clusters 
  • Upload patent numbers + specify technology clusters +  specify organisations/portfolios

You can omit the heading row of the CSV/TSV if you wish. Any row that doesn't contain a patent is ignored.

NOTE: There is no limit to the amount of data you can upload.

Copy the data from the source (e.g. spreadsheet). The tool supports a variety of formats (see below). Specify what you want to see in your report i.e. Cipher clusters or your own. 


Supported formats

You can use a list of publication IDs (e.g. "US12345A1").

The tool is designed to support copying and pasting from spreadsheets, but will handle any kind of plain text too.

It will handle the following kinds of IDs:

Full with kind code e.g. US12345B1
Full without kind code e.g.US12345
Number only (Important: these are assumed to be US patents) e.g. 12345 

The tool doesn't assume anything about file format (e.g. CSV, TSV, one per line) and tries to figure out different formats.

Examples of supported publication number formats:

Simple comma separated on one line

US12345,US82828A1,GB12345

One per line:

US12345

US82828A1

GB12345

Combination of lines and spaces:

US12345 US8172727A1

GB12345

Combination:

US12345,US8172727A1 GB737373

GB12345

Also, where the country code is separate from the number. E.g.:

US,1234

GB,5678

US,82828

This will also work:

US,1234 GB 82829

GB,5678,EP81818

US 82828

Missing Publications

If there are missing publications you may want to check if any seem incorrect. This could indicate bad data, or it is possible that very new patents will not yet be in Cipher.

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