"How to" videos/case studies for Cluster Searching

Cluster Searching and AmberScope are innovative new ways of searching the patent literature, and finding patents not found by conventional searching - while saving you valuable searching time.

But because it is new and different, you may need to see it in action to fully understand the difference. For this reason, we have produced a series of short videos to show Cluster Searching and Amberscope in action, with reference to some case studies. 

These case studies are:


What is Cluster Searching ?

This is a simple introduction to the concept of Cluster Searching:



How to double check a patent search 

You have already done a conventional search - but have you found all of the relevant patents?

In this video we show how you can easily and quickly double check an existing patent search - including how the new patents we are find are ranked for your convenience. 


How do a do a Patentability search using Cluster Searching

This is a very common question - I have a new widget, and want to know if it is patentable

The traditional answer is to run a keyword based search in a free site such as Google patent or Espacenet, or a paid subscription site. And this is certainly a good first step - but:

  • How do you know you have run the best query?
  • How many irrelevant patents will you find?

In contrast, if you enter a few good patents into Cluster Searching you will quickly find many more similar patents, regardless of any keyword assumptions.

Check out the video below, with reference to a new concept for a flying car, to show how the magic of Cluster Searching can quickly grow your patentability search: 


How to quickly expand a patent examination search

A search report has been published - the prior art is known right? 
But is it? In this short video we show how merely knowing a patent number can instantly lead to many more relevant patents being found for a patent filed by Ford for a folding bicycle, the vast majority being missed by patent examiners.
How easy is this?


New prior art search for America's most litigated patent

With 457 assertions,  104 known citations and 60 family members, you would have thought that this patent would have searched to death? But lets see what Ambercite Cluster Searching can do, using the power of its ability to find 'Unknown citations':


How to find new prior art for a recently granted EP patent

This EP patent has just been granted for a motorised head for a vacuum cleaner, and the EP search reports shows five prior art patents. The Google search shows no prior art patents.

And how many patents does Cluster Searching show? Check out the video below: 


Introduction to AmberScope

AmberScope was our first online tool, and introduced many people to the concept of advanced citation searching. Even today users like to use AmberScope to gain a visual feel for the patent landscape, and for more exploratory searching.