Tutorial – Finding “Patent Profanities” in Your Docs
ClaimMaster can check your document for various stylistic issues and “patent profanities”, such as “invention”, “must”, “always”, “required”, “necessary” and other phrases that may limit the scope of your claims during litigation. The error-checking rules are editable, so that you can enforce your own drafting guidelines.
To check the document for various stylistic issues, perform the following steps:
- Launch Stylistic Check Feature
In ClaimMaster Ribbon, click on the Individual Tools menu, then select Check Document Text for Stylistic Errors:
Once you click this option, ClaimMaster will parts the claims and the rest of the document and identify any issues in the reporting dialog that will open next to your Word document.
- Review Identified Stylistic Issues
In the opened window, each report message is clickable. By clicking on the message, you will expand it to show all related terms for the issue. You can then click on individual terms and, if possible, warnings about “patent profanities” will be highlighted directly in the document.
In addition, the same “patent profanities” report is also available from the All-In-One Reports, when they are run in “Comprehensive” mode either for claims or the entire specification.
- Edit Document Rules (Optional)
If you’d like to adjust or modify the rules that ClaimMaster uses to identify “patent profanities” in your documents, you click on Configure Rules button, as explained in more detail here.
For more information on this feature, check out the Online Manual.
You can read more about “patent profanities” in this article.