Graphical Analysis

The graphical analysis is one way of viewing results of a patent search, for more information on viewing results in general see our article on the Result Page. The graphical analysis allows you to analyse your search with charts, over a number of facets.

Example Page: https://lens.org/lens/search/v/analysis?q=malaria

Each chart on the graphical analysis can be expanded by clicking the up arrow in the top right corner of the chart. When you press this you will see a larger labeled chart as well as a couple of extra options. You can press the down arrow button to minimise the chart again, or you can press the embed button to get code to embed the chart anywhere on the web. See an example of an embedded chart below:

You can also use charts to filter your search. If you click on a bar, column, pie-chart section, or point on a chart you will filter to only include the results from that section. For example if you click on the US Jurisdiction pie chart section you will filter to only include documents from that jurisdiction. Likewise clicking on the 2006 year point will filter your results to only include those published in 2006.

These charts can also be viewed in the quick analysis panel on the left of any search result, or below that in the collection quick view panel. The quick analysis is great for comparing collection charts to search result charts, for more detailed analysis.

Charts Displayed

Jurisdictions – Pie Chart

This chart displays the proportion of documents filed in each jurisdiction, allowing you to examine which areas publish

Publications By Year – Line Chart

This chart displays the number of document publications each year, allowing you to analyse the trends of publication over time.

Owners (US) – Bar Chart

This chart displays the number of documents owned by the top owners (USPTO supplied data) listed in documents within your search, you can use this to look for key players in your area of interest.

Applicants – Bar Chart

This chart displays the number of documents applied for by the top applicants listed in documents within your search, you can use this to look for key players in your area of interest.

Inventors – Bar Chart

This chart displays the number of documents invented by the top inventors listed in documents within your search, you can use this to look for key players in your area of interest.

Authors (Crossref and PubMed) Bar Chart

This chart shows the authors of the CrossRef and PubMed indexed documents that have been most cited in the patent documents from within your search.

US Classifications – Bar Chart

This chart displays the most common US classifications for the documents within your search. These classifications are useful for finding further patents which match the topic you are searching for.

IPCR Classifications – Bar Chart

This chart displays the most common IPCR classifications for the documents within your search. These classifications are useful for finding further patents which match the topic you are searching for.

Biological Organisms – Column Chart

This chart displays the most commonly declared species of origin for biological sequences published within documents in your search. This is useful when exploring biological patents to determine which organisms are most relevant to your search.

Document Type – Pie Chart

This chart displays the proportion of each document type within your search, it is useful for investigating the proportion of patent applications which are granted.

Top Cited Patents – Column Chart

This chart shows the patents which have been most cited from within your search, giving you an indication of which specific documents from your search have been the most influential.

PubMed ID Bar Chart

This chart shows the PubMed documents (represented by PubMed IDs) which have been most cited from within your search.

DOI Bar Chart

This chart shows the CrossRef indexed documents, represented by Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), which have been most cited from within your search.