This ClaimMaster release features improved patent drafting tools in the +Drafting version.
Improved Patent Drafting Templates
Scripting is currently enabled for claim cloning, Summary, and Abstract generation features and, in the future, we may add scripting to other template types, if there is demand. More information on adding scripts to patent drafting templates is available here.
Note: we recommend that you reset your default patent drafting templates during installation if you haven’t previously created your own templates, as this release includes a number of new templates that demonstrate the scripting functionality. Alternatively, you can also import the new demo templates into your existing templates using the Import templates functionality. They new templates will be located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\ClaimMaster\Settings\Patent\Drafting\patent_drafting_templates.xml file.
Figure Renumbering Tool
ClaimMaster’s improved patent drafting tools now let you quickly change figure numbers and associated part numbers in Visio, PDF, and Word drawings. All associated part numbers in the figure can be changed, as long as they begin with the same number as the figure (e.g., Figure 2 and associated parts 2XX). This operation will be helpful if you need to re-use a previous figure but with a different number, so you don’t have to change all the figure and part numbers in the drawing by hand. To use this feature, click on the Patent Drafting Tools menu, then select Change Figure and Part Numbers in the Drawings. You’ll then be presented with a preview window for each of the pages/slides in the figures. Pick one of the pages, enter the new figure # and click the Renumber button to bring up the renumbered figure.
Importing New Templates
You can now import new templates from another file into your current set of patent drafting templates. This makes it easier to incorporate templates developed by others without having to change your own template file. To import templates from another file, click on Patent Drafting Tools window, select Patent Drafting Settings … window and then click on the Import templates from a file button.