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Find Patent Assignees Worldwide for Patents From a Specific Company?

TOPIC: In this example, you will obtain patent assignees worldwide for patents from the company AT&T Wireless. When searching worldwide for patents assigned or reassigned to a particular company or individual, no single Dialog database will retrieve comprehensive results. Therefore, it is advisable to search multiple patent files to ensure that all relevant records are retrieved. The IDPAT command can then be used to identify and eliminate duplicate patent records among the patent files.

For a comprehensive patent assignee search in the patent files (PATENTS), it is recommended that you search the company name in the Patent Assignee field (PA=) of all patent files and in the new Patent Assignee field (RA=) of the U.S. patent files that include legal status data (Files 123 and PATFULL).

 

COMMAND SUMMARY

BEGIN PATENTS
EXPAND PA=AT&T WIRELESS
SELECT E3:E20
EXPAND RA=AT&T WIRELESS
SELECT E4:E37
SELECT S1 OR S2
IDPAT SHORT (
and follow the prompts)
DISPLAY SETS (DS)
SELECT S5
DS S6 FROM EACH
TYPE S6/9/ALL FROM 345
TYPE S6/3/ALL FROM 351
TYPE S6/3/ALL FROM 348
TYPE S6/3/ALL FROM 340
TYPE S6/3,LS/ALL FROM 654


HOW TO...



1. BEGIN PATENTS to search all patent files on Dialog.

2. EXPAND on company name in the Patent Assignee field (PA=) to identify patent records where the company is the original assignee.

3. SELECT all E numbers for the company.

?B PATENTS

SYSTEM:OS  - DIALOG OneSearch

      Set  Items  Description
      ---  -----  -----------
?expand pa=at&t wireless
Ref   Items  Index-term
  E1       68  PA=AT&T TELETYPE CORP
  E2       51  PA=AT&T TELETYPE CORPORATION
  E3        8 *PA=AT&T WIRELESS
  E4        3  PA=AT&T WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS  LIMITED
  E5        9  PA=AT&T WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS  LTD
  E6        6  PA=AT&T WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS  LTD CAPI
  E7        8  PA=AT&T WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS  LTD GB
  E8        6  PA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICE INC
  E9       11  PA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES
  E10    1265  PA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES INC
  E11       1  PA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES INC 32 AVENUE  OF THE AM
  E12      42  PA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES INC 5000  CARILLON POINT
  
            Enter P or PAGE for more
?p
  
  Ref   Items  Index-term
  E13       4  PA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES INC 5400  CARILLON POINT
  E14       2  PA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES INC 7277 164TH  AVENUE N
  E15       4  PA=AT&T WIRELESS SEVICES INC
  E16       2  PA=AT&T WIRELESS SRCS INC
  E17       2  PA=AT&T WIRELESS SUCS INC
  E18      28  PA=AT&T WIRELESS SVCS INC
  E19       2  PA=AT&T WIRELESS SYSTEMS INC
  E20       2  PA=AT&T WIRLESS SERVICES INC
  E21       2  PA=AT&T- BELL LABORATORIES
  E22       2  PA=AT&T-INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  E23       1  PA=AT&T-TECHNOLOGIES INC
  E24       6  PA=AT&TCORP
  
             Enter P or PAGE for more
?s e3:e20
      S1  1309  PA='AT&T WIRELESS':PA='AT&T WIRLESS SERVICES INC'


4. EXPAND
on the company name in the new Patent Assignee field (RA=) to obtain U.S. patents in which the company is the assignee in a reassignment transaction.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. SELECT all E numbers for the company. Note the message because RA= is not supported in all patent files.

Note: It will, however, pick up hits in Files 345, 123, and 654.

6. SELECT sets 1-2 using the OR connector.

				?e ra=at&t wireless
   
  Ref   Items  Index-term
  E1        4  RA=AT&T TELETYPE CORPORATION, 5555 TOUHY  AVENUE,
  E2       34  RA=AT&T VENTURE COMPANY, L.P. SUITE 130  11 EAGLE
  E3        0 *RA=AT&T WIRELESS
  E4        1  RA=AT&T WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS
  E5        7  RA=AT&T WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS  LIMITED
  E6        2  RA=AT&T WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS  LTD
  E7        7  RA=AT&T WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS  LTD.
  E8        3  RA=AT&T WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS  LTD. CAP
  E9        2  RA=AT&T WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS  LTD., CA
  E10       1  RA=AT&T WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS,  LTD. CA
  E11       1  RA=AT&T WIRELESS SERIVES, INC. 5000  CARILLON POIN
  E12       1  RA=AT&T WIRELESS SERIVICES, INC. 7277  164TH AVENU
  
Enter P or PAGE for more . . . . ?p Ref Items Index-term E25 40 RA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC. 5000 CARILLON POI E26 1 RA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC. 5000 CARILLON PT. E27 1 RA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC. 5400 CARILLON POI E28 36 RA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC. 7277 164TH AVENUE E29 1 RA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC. 7277 164TH STREET E30 1 RA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC., REDMOND, WASH., E31 3 RA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC., WASHINGTON E32 1 RA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC., WASHINGTON CORPO E33 30 RA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC., 14520 NE 87TH ST E34 6 RA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC., 5000 CARILLON PO E35 2 RA=AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC., 7277 164TH AVENU E36 1 RA=AT&T WIRELESS SYSTEMS, INC. 7277 164TH AVENUE Enter P or PAGE for more ?p Ref Items Index-term E37 1 RA=AT&T WIRELESS 7277 164TH AVENUE NW BUILDING 1R E38 1 RA=AT&T 1PM CORP. 2333 PONCE DE LEON BLVD. CORAL E39 2 RA=AT&T 32 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NEW YO E40 4 RA=AT&T 32 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK, NEW Y E41 1 RA=AT&T 5000 CARILLON POINT KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON E42 1 RA=AT&T-BL E43 2 RA=AT&T-BL, AT&T TECHNOLOGIES, INCORPORATED, 1 OA E44 1 RA=AT&T, CORP. 32 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK E45 2 RA=AT)ROAD LTD., IPSWICH, SUFFOLK, GB E46 1 RA=AT-A-GLANCE 964 BENTON ROAD P.O. BOX 359 SALEM E47 3 RA=AT-A-GLANCE, INC. 101 O'NEAL ROAD SIDNEY NEW Y E48 1 RA=AT-A-GLANCE, INC. 101 O'NEAL ROAD SIDNEY, NEW Enter P or PAGE for more ?s e4:e37 >>>One or more prefixes are unsupported >>> or undefined in one or more files. S2 178 RA='AT&T WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS':RA=' AT&T WIRELESS 7277 164TH AVENUE NW BUILDING 1R' ?s s1 or s2 1309 S1 178 S2 S3 1475 S1 OR S2


7. Enter IDPAT SHORT to identify duplicate records among patent files searched. IDPAT SHORT does not display the group table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. To create a sub-set of primary and non-duplicate records, select entry 5.

To review other groups, select entry 4 and the group number you want to view.

Enter Q to exit IDPAT and return to command mode.

?IDPAT SHORT New file order will be:  345,351,342,344,348,340,
331,349,654,652,347,123,324,353,371,447,670
  Duplicates will be matched against primary file:  345
  Press ENTER to accept or enter preferred primary file number.

?<enter> 
  
  New file order: 345,351,342,344,348,340,331,349,654,652, 
347,123,324,353,371,447,670
  Processing - Examined 1000 records
        S4    1475 IDPAT SHORT (sorted in duplicate/non-duplicate
                   order)
  Summary:
  S4 has 1475 records ordered as follows:
     248 patent groups (records 1-1393)
      82 patent records without duplicates  (records 1394-1475)
  
1. Show Group Table 4. TYPE or PRINT  Selected Records
2. Show Summary     5. TYPE or PRINT Primary and Non-Duplicate Records
3. Quit
  
  Enter an option (e.g., 4).

?5
        S5     358   IDPAT SHORT (primary/non-duplicate records only)
  Press ENTER to TYPE records or enter PR to PRINT
  records via email or postal delivery.

? <enter>
  Enter format number or two-character display tag(s) (e.g., TI, PA)
  or enter Q to return to command mode.

?q
  Exiting IDPAT.  Original file order  reinstated, enter SHOW FILES 
to review file order. Enter DISPLAY SETS (DS)to review existing sets.

9. SELECT S5
to create a set that is not a specially sorted IDPAT set so you can use the FROM command.
?ds
Set     Items    Description
S1       1309   PA='AT&T WIRELESS':PA='AT&T WIRLESS  SERVICES INC'
S2        178   RA='AT&T WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS  PRODUCTS':RA='AT&T
                WIRELESS 7277 164TH AVENUE NW  BUILDING 1R'
S3       1475   S1 OR S2
S4       1475   IDPAT SHORT(sorted in  duplicate/non-duplicate order)
S5        358   IDPAT SHORT(primary/non-duplicate records  only)

?s s5
      S6     358   S5

10. DISPLAY SETS FROM EACH to see which files have primary and non-duplicate records.

In Files 123 and 345, if hits suggest using Format 9 to TYPE records to see bibliographic info and legal status for reassignments.

In Files 340, 348 and 351, use Format 3 to see bibliographic info only.

In File 654, use Format 3,LS to see bibliographic and legal status for reassignments.

Note: TYPE commands should match the files that have hits which may change over time.

 

?ds s6 from each
  
  Set   File    Items    Description
        123         0  
        324         0
        331         0
        340        47 
        342         0
        344         0
        345       117 
        347         0
        348        40 
        349         0
        351       153 
        353         0
        371         0
        447         0
        652         0
        654         1 
        670         0
  S6              358   S5
11. TYPE the primary records from File 345 and then the non-duplicate records from the other worldwide and U.S. files.
?t s6/9/all from 345
?t S6/3/1 from 351 ?t s6/3/all from 348 ?t s6/3/all from 340 ?t s6/3,ls/all from 654

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