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General Questions:

ClaimMaster is a software tool for patent proofreading and analysis. Our software automates error-checking of patent documents, allowing you to create internally consistent and well-written patent applications. In addition, ClaimMaster streamlines numerous patent prosecution and litigation tasks. ClaimMaster is fully integrated with most versions of the Microsoft Word.
The majority of our users are patent professionals working in the field of intellectual property, such as patent attorneys, agents, and secretaries/paralegals.
ClaimMaster can check your patent documents for numerous errors and inconsistencies in the claims, specification, and figures, allowing you to draft consistent and issue-free patent applications. Some of the problems identified by ClaimMaster include inconsistent part numbers in specification and figures, missing antecedents in claims, incorrect claim numbers and dependencies, wrong status identifiers, claim terms without support in the specification, and use of “patent profanities” that may limit claim scope. To see the complete list of error-checking features, click here.
ClaimMaster will help you save time on tedious and time-consuming patent prosecution tasks. For example, it can auto-populate IDS forms for you, generate summaries of claims for Office Action responses, manipulate amendments in claim sets, create claim charts, and perform dozens of other time-saving tasks. To see the complete list of time-saving features, click here.
When it comes to core proofreading and automation features, we offer the same or better functionality than our competitors, but at a fraction of the cost. Unlike our competitors, we are a small, independent company that operates without significant overhead and can quickly address any issues or suggestions you may have. ClaimMaster is our only product and we are continuously improving it. We are also not trying to use our product to upsell you other products, such as a subscription to LexisNexis. Nor does our software require you to upload your most confidential patent documents into the 3rd party cloud for proofreading, possibly raising various attorney-client privilege, work-product, and/or confidentiality issues.
ClaimMaster immediately pays for itself. For example, the cost of correcting a few Office Action responses non-compliant under CFR 1.121 is probably greater than the price of ClaimMaster. And ClaimMaster has plenty of other time-saving features. So if you use ClaimMaster on hundreds of patent documents throughout a year, your savings (either direct or in the avoided overhead costs) will be significant.
The Pro version offers all features required for quality assurance of patent documents, as well as task automation. The QA version supports all quality assurance functions. The Lite version includes various task automation features helpful to patent secretaries and paralegals. ProPlus and LitePlus versions include Private PAIR Integration, shell Office Action responses, and OCR in addition to their standard features. Click here to see the matrix of all feature differences.
ClaimMaster is used by thousands of patent professionals working in some of the world’s biggest corporations and law firms, as well as smaller firms, and by solo practitioners. For example, many in-house attorneys use ClaimMaster for quality control of their outside counsel’s work product.
We are located in the Washington, DC area, not too far from the U.S. Patent Office.

Technical & Pricing Questions:

You can download a fully-enabled, 30-day trial from here. Trial extensions are available upon request.
ClaimMaster can work with any patent document, including patent applications, issued patents, or responses to Office Actions. Additionally, ClaimMaster understands different types of patent claim numbering and amendment styles (e.g., strikethroughs, underlines, [[brackets]], tracked changes, etc.) , so you can analyze your work-in-progress documents without having to alter their content or appearance.
ClaimMaster requires a 32-bit version of Microsoft Word 2002-2016 (64-bit version coming by the end of 2017). In addition, it will work both on a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows 2000, Windows NT, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, and 10.
While a native Mac version is not available, ClaimMaster will work within Parallels or other Windows emulators on Mac computers.
Yes, a Citrix/terminal service version is available upon request. It requires separate licensing from the standard, client-based installations. Pricing is based on the number of users.
No. While the cloud-based systems may seem to offer easier updates and deployment, we do not believe they are the right choice for proofreading patent applications. In the patent world, theft or unintentional disclosure of unfiled patent applications can have very dire consequences for the IP owners, especially in the countries with first-to-file systems, including the United States. In addition, uploading confidential patent documents into the 3rd party cloud for proofreading may raise attorney-client privilege and confidentiality issues. However, because ClaimMaster is an add-in to Microsoft Word, it executes locally on your computer and does not introduce additional security risks, such as the ones created by cloud-based systems. In addition, because ClaimMaster is fully integrated with Word, it works with native Word formatting and offers many unique Word automation features that are not available from the cloud-based systems.
We release updates/improvements several times a year, usually every 3 to 4 months.
Yes, the discount is built into the price of the subscription. The discount depends on the number of seats and the duration of the subscription. For more information, click here.
Yes, each ClaimMaster subscription comes with full tech support for the duration of the subscription. In addition, we can optionally provide online training for larger enterprise clients.
By default, a ClaimMaster license can be activated on a single computer. However, if you are the only user of the software, we will accommodate requests for installations on multiple machines for the same user, if you send us an email.
Yes, it is easy to move/re-register ClaimMaster between machines using our automated activation/deactivation process.
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