Sunday, February 23, 2020

Patent family trees now include foreign patents

Our PatentPlex patent family trees have been a very popular feature of our tools, and we are excited to announce several improvements to make our patent family trees even more useful:
  • Patent family trees now include non-US patents.
  • The entire family is shown (previously limited to 30 patents).
  • We added the ability to zoom and pan to make it easier to view family trees for large families.
  • A pop-out option that you can use with your browser in full-screen mode to make it easier to view large families.
Here is an example of a smaller patent family for US patent 10,152,973:

Here is an example of a more complicated patent family for US patent 10,533,013:

As a practitioner, I have found it difficult to quickly understand the status of larger patent families and in particular the non-US patents in the families.  With our family trees you will find this much easier.

Our PatentPlex is currently a free product (login required), but in the future we may require a subscription for access.

Please let us know what other features you would like us to add to our family trees.

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