Systematically documented searches save a lot of time in the long run
The XPAT® RecDoc database module is designed to document search or evaluation tasks that arise in the patent department. This means that XPAT® users can enter search requests in XPAT® RecDoc, which are then processed by an assigned person.
This is an interactive process in which, at the end, it is documented what was researched in order to answer the given task, where the research was carried out and, above all, what results were achieved during this research.
In addition to the actual research, the significantly important vocabulary and also the associated correspondence can be recorded and filed in an orderly manner - retrievable at any time. Email correspondence can also be assigned to the filed searches.
If a new request comes to the patent department over the years, XPAT® RecDoc can be used to research whether there were already related requests that can be used as a basis for the new searches that may need to be expanded.
You save a good part of the work, and you don't start all over again.
What exactly can be documented in XPAT® RecDoc?
- The internal searches that yielded good results.
- The external searches, no matter where they were made.
- The internal hit lists, which provide a snapshot of the results.
- The publication number lists of the documents that are highly relevant in this file.
It is very important that the corresponding search file number can be transferred to documents in the patent database, so that the significant and important results for a search file can be recorded. The client thus has direct and permanent access to the search result.
Of course, XPAT® RecDoc can communicate with XPAT® File so that the associated searches can be viewed from the file and the files can also be viewed from XPAT® RecDoc - with suitable authorization.