Basic proofreading reports

ClaimMaster provides pre-configured, one-click "basic" reports for claims, Office Action responses, and patent applications. These reports provide the following fundamental proofreading checks:

    • Basic claims/Office Action response report - identifies only the major potential issues with the claims in the document. Specific checks include claim numbering, amendments and status identifier errors, and missing antecedents.
    • Basic patent application report - identifies only the major potential issues with the claims and the specification. Specific checks include claim numbering, amendments and status identifier errors, missing antecedents, claim terms missing support in the specification, and inconsistently used or numbered parts. In addition, depending on whether you select the "with figures" or "without figures" option, the software will may also checks figures corresponding to the application for any part numbering inconsistencies.



Getting Started

To generate "basic" reports for claims or patent applications, perform the following operations:


  • In Word 2007 or later - from the ClaimMaster Ribbon, click on the Stand-alone Reports menu, then select the desired "basic" report option:

  • In Word 2003 or earlier - from the ClaimMaster toolbar, click on the Generate Proofreading Reports menu, then select the desired "basic" report option: