An Introduction to PatDocs Basics

PatDocs - Start

Getting Started with PatDocs



  • Go to the secure PatDocs log-in page and enter your user ID and password
  • PatDocs will automatically open on the Order page. From here you can order patent copies, generate IDS forms, create custom legal reports, order translations and access patent family trees
  • Along the toolbar at the top of the page, you can choose between History (view your search history, order history or both), Search (here you can search across all patent documents, updated daily), or Help (access the in-depth help files here for each section). These pages will be covered in more detail in the other sections of PatDocs basics
  • In right-hand corner of the page, there are further options to open your Folder, Profile or to log-out
  • From the Profile page you can change your account details, e.g. name or email and also change your password. We recommend that all new users change their passwords once their account has been set up

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change my Password?

Go to your profile by clicking on your name in the top right-hand corner.



Click Change Password at the bottom of the screen.