We’re excited to announce that we now include patents as a type of research output that is tracked by PlumX.
When setting up a profile for a researcher, lab, or other group that you are interested in tracking, we now take a USPTO patent id as a contribution you can track.
The patent will get added to the list of artifacts tracked, and our system will check to see if that patent is cited by any other patents at the USPTO.
Clicking on the patent number takes you to view the full text of the patent. Clicking on the cited by count takes you to the list of citing patents.
To add patents to a profile, simply add the patent id. For customers where we bulk load profiles, we can also bulk load patent ids through the existing mechanisms.
It’s as simple as that.