This is for searching by PI (i.e., looking up a name as an inventor on a patent):

Input format:  The input file is loaded as CSV in one of three formats:

  • CSV UTF-8 (Comma Delimited)
  • Comma Separated Values
  • MS-DOS Comma Separated

Header:  The first row is expected to be a header.  The header row must have the following column labels (not case sensitive) for data to be evaluated: ID, PI, fullname, location, date.  Patentopia evaluates the header to determine if you are using the optional fields (ID, fullname, location, and date).  You may simply remove that column if you are not using that field.  The order does not matter; Patentopia will read the column labels and interpret them.

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