The number search offers two main options for number input: 

  1. Simplified number search: Numbers can be typed or copy-pasted separated by a space, a comma, a semi-colon, or a paragraph break. If no country code is entered, the system will retrieve every matching patent number regardless of the patent office.  

Five options are available in the drop-down menu: publication number, application number, priority number, application or priority number, and any patent number. 

When the option 'Smart number search' is selected, the user has the chance to preview the results via the “Results summary” window and decide which numbers to include in the final hitlist by checking/unchecking the respective boxes. Please note that the Smart Number Search is not available for more than 1,000 numbers searched; you will be redirected to the hitlist page directly. 

The search field used is XPN (Standardized Publication Number).


When the option 'Search only exact matched' is selected, the system searches for the numbers as they are without formatting review. For Publication Numbers the field PN is taken into consideration.

  1. Upload file: Import numbers by uploading a file from your computer, four document types are supported: TXT, CSV, XLS and XLSX.  

Watch this video to learn how to import patent documents into Orbit Intelligence: