Searching the Cited Inventor Index

This index allows you to select one or more cited inventors to add to your search query. The inventor names that you select are added to your search query. The product finds patent records by these inventors whose patents have been cited by other inventors and/or assignees.


Browse Option

Click a letter (A-Z) to browse through a list of items alphabetically. This feature is useful if you do not know the correct spelling of an item.


Move To Option

  1. Enter a name or the first few characters of a name in the Move To text field. You do not need to use a wildcard: the search McCaul will take you to the same section of the index as the search McCaul*

If you add a wildcard, you must enter at least two characters before the wildcard, for example, Mc*

  1. Click the Move To button to go to a list of names that begin with the characters that you entered. For example, if you enter Smith* as the search term, the product finds every item in the index that begins with this name.

  2. Click the Add button to select a name from the list. The selected name is added to the text box at the bottom of the page.

  3. Click OK to transfer the selected name(s) to the search field on the Basic Search / Advanced Search page.