Sample patent tools for proofreading patents and patent applications:

  • Detect costly errors in patent claims using customizable rules that are based on MPEP and Landis on Mechanics of Patent Drafting:
    • missing and ambiguous antecedent references in claims
    • incorrect claim dependencies
    • wrong status indicators
    • incorrect or redundant amendments
    • patent claim syntax errors
    • indefinite expressions
    • expressions potentially limiting or expanding claim scope and much more ...
  • Identify claim terms missing support in the specification
  • Identify inconsistent reference numbers in the specification and drawings
  • Generate intuitive error reports in MS Word format or pinpoint errors directly in your documents with comments ...
  • Detect undefined and inconsistently used acronyms in the specification
  • Develop your own QA rules with a built-in scripting language
  • Batch-review multiple documents
  • Analyze Office Actions and patent file histories
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Sample patent tools for improving efficiency:

  • Generate mostly filled-out shell Word documents (e.g., Office Action responses) based on pre-defined templates
  • Fill out official USPTO PDF forms with bibliographic application data downloaded from PAIR and stored attorney/firm information
  • Analyze Office Actions and download references cited by the USPTO
  • Download documents (e.g., file histories, Office Actions) and application information (application number, examiner name, art unit, etc.) from the USPTO's Private and Public PAIR sites
  • OCR downloaded PDF documents
  • Auto-generate IDS forms (SB08 or PTO-1449) with proper dates/names and application information pulled directly from the USPTO/EPO
  • Chart patent family trees using bibliographic information from Private or Public PAIR
  • Insert boilerplate paragraphs into your documents based on pre-defined templates (Word 2007+)
  • Compare references listed in different IDS forms
  • Insert reference term numbers in claims
  • Auto-complete reference terms during application drafting
  • Export/import reference terms and corresponding numbers in Excel
  • Batch download PDFs of multiple patents & publications from the USPTO/EPO
  • Generate patent claims charts on-the-fly
  • Generate Summary sections for your applications from existing claims
  • Visually compare differences between claims, including comparisons between different documents and/or patents
  • Generate claim status paragraphs for responses to Office Actions
  • View and print the hierarchy of claims in a document, sorted by class/status/similarities/amendment types
  • Extract clean sets of claims (with amendments) from various patent documents
  • Convert "tracked changes" to amendment formatting (i.e., underline, strikethrough, etc.)
  • Add/remove/update status indicators in Office Action responses
  • Batch download and process text of multiple patents & publications from the USPTO/EPO to automatically create claim charts, claim comparisons, or reports
  • Create dictionaries of reference terms and their corresponding numbers
  • Renumber claims using drag & drop or bulk renumbering operations
  • Renumber and bold/italicize part numbers
  • Generate citation tables for keywords in a document
  • Compute excess claim fees under the USPTO or EPO rules and more ...
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ClaimMaster handles multiple types of patent documents

Whether you need to analyze a patent application, a response to an Office Action, an Appeal Brief, or simply a set of patent claims, ClaimMaster has tools to handle of these documents. ClaimMasterhas many rules specific to each type of document. In addition, ClaimMaster naturally understands different types of patent claim numbering and amendment styles (e.g., strikethroughsunderlines, [[brackets]], tracked changes, etc.), so you can analyze your work-in-progress documents without having to alter their content or appearance. Moreover, you can add your own rules on the fly using a simple built-in scripting language.

ClaimMaster is secure

ClaimMaster executes locally on your computer and will not transmit or collect any of your sensitive data.

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System requirements:

32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows 2000, Windows NT, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, and 10. Terminal server/Citrix-compatible version is available upon request and requires separate licensing from client-based version. While a Mac version is not available, ClaimMaster will work within Parallels or other Windows emulators on Mac computers.

32-bit only versions of Microsoft Word 2002 (some features might not work), 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. A version compatible with Word 2000 may be provided upon request. ClaimMaster does not currently support 64-bit Microsoft Word 2010-2016, but a 64-bit version is planned for the mid-year of 2017.