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5. Error Alerts

Constantin BahlmannConstantin Bahlmann

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5.1 When searching via patent number(s)
5.2 When searching via text


The following alerts may occur while using octimine:

5.1 When searching a patent number

Publication doesn’t exist

It seems that the publication you've entered doesn’t exist in the database. Please verify the publication number and try again. This can happen when you look for a publication number that has no DE (Professional & Entreprise), EP, US or WO family member.

Publication entered in a incorrect format

It seems that this publication number doesn´t follow a standard patent format. Please try again with one of the following formats:

EP: Auth. Code (EP), a serial number (variable, max. 7 digits), and a valid kind code (optional).

US: Auth. Code (US), year of filing (4 digits), a serial number (variable, max. 7 digits), and a valid kind code (optional).
Note: Please delete the commas in patent numbers e.g. US8,038,222 in order to make a successful search.

WO: Auth. Code (WO), year of filing (2 or 4 digits), “other” information (1 or 2 characters), a serial number (5 or 6 digits), and a valid kind code (optional).

More than 5 patents have been entered
Please remember that you can only search up to 5 patent numbers at a time.

5.2 When searching via text

No English text
It seems that the text you´ve entered is not in English. Please try again with an English text. You can also use machine translation. Please be aware what kind of data you copy into machine translators since it may be saved on the providers’ servers.

Just a few keywords
It seems that you have just entered a few keywords. Rather than entering specific keywords try entering a long text. The longer text is, the better the results will be.

Just one paragraph
It seems that the text you´ve entered is too short. Rather than entering short paragraphs try entering a longer text. The longer text is, the better the results will be. This is nevertheless not necessary. You could also start a technology landscape search with only three, four precise keywords.



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