Search by parent company and associated revenue

You can now search using the name of the top parent company associated with the patent assignees.

For example, instead of searching for the patent assignee Google you could search using the parent company name Alphabet to find all patents which are assigned to subsidiaries of the parent company Alphabet including Google and other major patent holding subsidiaries like Boston Dynamics, Nest Labs, Schaft, Waze Mobile).

You can also limit your search by the amount of annual revenue declared by these associated parent companies. In the example below, we have limited our search to only include patents where at least one of the patent assignees is owned by a Parent company with declared annual revenue of more than 100 million US dollars.

Both of the new options are available from the “More fields” section in the advanced search page.