This feature searches for all the Backward Citations (References Cited) for any given Patent at the USPTO.
There are two ways to get the References:
METHOD 1 : PATENT SELECTED FROM ANOTHER SCREEN You can search for the references cited by any patent that you selected using the Advanced Features Option in other Search Screens.
For Example, from the Search Screen, we select Patent 9167303.
METHOD 2 : ENTER A NEW PATENT TO FIND BACKWARD REFERENCES This option will let you enter a Patent and search for all the References Cited by it.
Check the box to Get Backward References(Cited) for any Patent.
Enter the Patent Number get the References Cited by that Patent.
All the References Cited by the Patent (9167303, in this case) will be displayed.
From here, you can go further and get References Cited by any one of the displayed results by selecting Backward Citations from the Advanced Features.
You can repeat the process for any patent in the list.
At any stage, you can get back to the original patent and it's references cited by Checking this Option.