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Patent Examiner is an add-on program to be used as an organizing and viewing tool for patent documents found through QPAT and Qweb. It is especially important to QPAT users, because saved workfiles in QPAT may only be viewed through this software. Access to Patent Examiner requires additional costs. Patent Examiner facilitates in-depth patent-by-patent analysis via a multi-pane view that can simultaneously display many different kinds of data for a selected document (e.g. document image, electronic text, family, classification, legal status, etc.). It also enables searching within saved work files.

The Questel Analysis Module has also been added to Patent Examiner, allowing users to create interactive graphs from data sets. For more information on Patent Examiner, please see the official site.

Questel has announced that PatentExaminer will be discontinued at the end of 2012.[1] The Patent Examiner tool has been replaced by the Orbit IP Business Intelligence module on

As of January 1, 2013, both QPAT and Patent Examiner have been discontinued, and the and URLs redirect to the portal.[2]


  1. "QPAT & PatentExaminer to be discontinued on December 31st, 2012." Questel website, Accessed on April 02, 2012.
  2. "QPAT & PatentExaminer to be discontinued on January 1st, 2013." Questel website, Accessed January 8, 2013.

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