Which search criteria are possible?
|Field Name||Description||Data Type||Comments|
|AB||Abstract||text||Patent abstract from title page|
|AD||Application Date||date||Date of application|
|AN||Application Number||text||Format depends on publishing country, but generally 2 letter country code plus number, e.g. DE102014017626|
|DE||Document Number||keyword||Number the document was published under|
|DP||Date of Publication||date||Date document was published|
|DS||Designated States||keyword, array||List of 2 letter country codes|
|IC||IPC Classification||keyword, array||
This fields contains all classifications, auxiliary and main.
|ICA||IPC Auxiliary Classification||keyword, array||List of auxiliary classifications|
|IN||inventor (full name)||text, array||List of inventor names with address information. Non-structured.|
|KI||kind code (publication)||keyword||The document kind code, such as A1, B1, etc.|
|KOR||correction info||keyword||In case of corrections a code indicating reason for correction. Is dependant on publishing country.|
|MC||ipc (main class — first class)||keyword, array||First IPC classification|
|NC||National Classification||text||List of US national classes. US patents only.|
|NP||Priority Numbers||keyword||List of application numbers of priority publications|
|PA||Patent Applicant||text, array||List of names with address information. Non-structured.|
|PC||Publishing Country||keyword||The country code of the publishing authority.|
|PD||Priority Date||date||List of priority dates|
|RN||representative/agent||text, array||List of names with address information. Non-structured.|
Which search criteria can I use?
The search criteria that you can use in your search profile can be found here.
How do I customize my search profile?
You can adjust the search profile on our website under “Profiles”.
Which patent data (offices) are available?
You can obtain data from the following six offices: EN, EP, WHERE, US, JP, KR
How often is the patent data updated?
The data is updated weekly (DE, EP, WO, US) or monthly (JP, KR) depending on the office.
What is a useful search period?
The smallest search interval is one week. Most of our customers receive the delivery on a monthly basis, depending on the delivery quantity.
Can I set up multiple search profiles?
Yes, you can store up to 1000 search profiles.
What do I need to create a search profile?
You need knowledge of the DEPAROM syntax and your search criteria.
How do I get my access data?
You create your own account with access data. If you need help, please contact email@example.com.
What is the difference between account and user?
The account or the account which corresponds to the administration level — address data and search profiles are displayed here. A user is a member of an account and can manage profiles and download the delivered data.
I have forgotten my password. How do I get access to my customer account again?
You can reset your password at any time on our website.
How do I cancel my account?
You can delete your account at any time via the website. Alternatively, you can deactivate your profile to suspend one or more deliveries.
How long will my data deliveries be retained?
Your data deliveries are held permanently by us and can be retrieved at any time.
When will I receive a data delivery?
You will receive your data according to the delivery interval specified in your search profile.
How will I be informed about a data delivery?
You will receive a notification by e‑mail for each delivery that is ready.
How can I view and process my downloaded data deliveries in the DEPAROM Research Client (DRC)?
Option 1: You will receive a DVD which you can process directly in the DRC.
Option 2: You will receive an ISO image which you can mount and then process in the DRC.
Variant 3: You will receive a ZIP: Use the library function to read the data delivery via DRC.
Where can I see the history of my deliveries?
You can view the history of your deliveries in the dashboard or under “Deliveries” and download the deliveries.
What does the price model look like?
You pay a fixed price of 85 (euro) cents per document delivered. If you wish to create a DVD, we will charge you 35 Euros (per DVD). The shipping costs are included in the price. All prices are net prices.
How do I receive my invoice?
We are in the process of compiling the requirements for the automatic creation of invoices for our frontend developers. Until then, we will send you the invoices by email as a PDF file or, if you wish, by post.
Can I resell the documents I receive from my search?
We do not restrict the use of the data after the purchase. This gives you the opportunity to change, extend or resell the data.
What does invoicing look like if I set up several search profiles in my user account?
You will receive an invoice for your account. Each search profile is broken down into individual items.
Can I view the hit list of my search profile before downloading and thus determine the price in advance?
With regular delivery, we cannot make any predictions about the number of hits, as the number of hits changes with each delivery. In the case of a one-time delivery, you can view the number of hits in advance and thus calculate the price.
Do I receive an invoice per month or per week for a weekly search run?
You will receive one invoice per data delivery.
Deparom research client (DRC)
Can I use the DRC under Windows 10?
The DRC can be used from version 5.9.1 Build 516 under Windows 10 (32-/64Bit).
Can I view the data delivery offline?
After downloading, you can view your data delivery offline at any time using the DEPAROM Research Client (DRC) provided.
Can I view the data delivery online?
At the moment we cannot offer you an online version of the DRC — but we are currently working on it.