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USPTO Patent Search Changes

USPTO Patent Search Changes
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Just in time of Halloween, the USPTO’s venerable PatFT and AppFT services have finally bit the dust. On October 1st, the USPTO has shutdown its old search databases, replacing them with the new Patent Public

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Patent Drafting Without Section 112 Errors

Patent Drafting Without Section 112 Errors
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As noted by Judge Newman “there are few, if any, legal documents more difficult to craft, more fraught with pitfalls than patent applications.” In this post we go over various drafting errors that could raise 35 U.S.C. 112 issues during litigation and discuss how to avoid them.

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10 Hidden ClaimMaster Features That Will Improve Your Efficiency

10 Hidden ClaimMaster Features That Will Improve Your Efficiency
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ClaimMaster features have grown steadily over the years and we’ve occasionally added features to address specific user requests. Some of these helpful ClaimMaster features might not be well-known to the casual users, so we’ll highlight them in this post to hopefully help you work a little more efficiently with our patent proofreading and patent drafting tools.

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Conversion of the USPTO Amendments to Track Changes

Conversion of the USPTO Amendments to Track Changes
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ClaimMaster has a helpful feature for converting Word’s Track Changes to the USPTO amendment formatting (i.e., underline, strikethrough). We’ve also been receiving occasional requests to add a mirror feature that would converting the USPTO amendment

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