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Patent Family Manager Wizard

The Patent Family Manager wizard may be used to:

NOTE: Twin multiple basics are basic patents for the same invention for which the CAS Registry Number® indexing is exactly the same. Twin basics can be identified by the inclusion of the Chemical Indexing Equivalent tag in the SO (Source) field.

The Patent Family Manager wizard works on L-number answer sets:

You may launch the Patent Family Manager from the Results tab of the Select Discover! Wizard Window, from the Discover! button, or from an L-number hyperlink.     

       

To extract the first member from each patent family:

  1. Select the appropriate L-number for your answer set by choosing it from the Search history in the Select Discover Wizard window or the answer selection window if you launched the wizard from the Discover button menu options.

  2. In the Patent Family Wizard window select the option to extract the first member from each patent family. Check the box if you want to include non-patent answers as well. Click Extract.

STN Express automatically executes commands to create a new L-number that contains only the first member from each patent family.  The commands that are executed are automatically displayed. A confirmation message is displayed in a box when the L-number has been created.

Click OK. Click Finish to exit the wizard.

To remove twin multiple basics from CA/CAplus answer sets:

  1. In the Patent Family Wizard window, you have the option to select one of the following:

  1. Click Remove

  2. Click Finish to exit the wizard

NOTE: This feature works with CA/CAplus answer sets only; multifile answer sets are not allowed.  Answer sets containing patents without the Chemical Indexing Equivalent tag or non-patent documents will be automatically retained in the answer set created after this wizard is executed.

To create a display of patent family results:

  1. In the Patent Family Wizard window select the option to customize display of patent family results. Enter a display format for first member of each patent family. Enter a display format for additional members of each patent family. You may also check the box for inserting a page break between each patent family. Click Display if you want answers to be displayed. Requested answers are displayed in your online session as well as in a separate window.

  2. Click Finish to exit the wizard.

NOTE: If your answer set exceeds 5000 answers in the Patent Family Manager Wizard you will receive an error message similar to the following:

     

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