Minimizing the number of patents you need to review is critical to save time and duplication of effort. AcclaimIP introduced a feature this fall, which removes duplicate patent applications for all global patent collections.
This basically means that if the equivalent invention has both an application and a grant associated with it, then AcclaimIP will only show you the granted patent.
How Serial Family Deduplication Works
The Refine Search panel has an option called Remove Granted Apps. Check this option and click the Update Search button.
Duplicated patent applications will be removed from your search results. In this broad keyword query below, I was able to remove almost 5,000 documents from my results.
Patent deduplication makes filters/facets more accurate and ultimately improves your charts by not over-counting each invention in each jurisdiction.
The Remove Granted Apps option can be set in Preferences so each new search has Serial deduplication turned on by default.