Zero in on the advances you need to know
As new granted patents or patent application publications meeting your criteria are identified, an email will be sent to you (typically once every week).
You can choose to view or download the results in HTML, RSS or PDF format (most people prefer PDF).
After downloading and opening the PDF file, you will see results that follow the same style as the screen capture below.
There is plenty of useful information here, but notice that the publication cited in your Alert is highlighted in green to distinguish it from other related publications in this family. Please see the FAQs if you would like to learn more about the differences between publications and families.
Next the details of all of the publications in this family are listed including the assignee(s), inventor(s) and the publications which were cited as prior art.
Next, the abstract is shown.
Finally, the first drawing is shown.