Comparing bibliographic data in the document against PAIR 

ClaimMaster lets you verify the bibliographic data listed in your document against data stored at the USPTO's Patent Examiner Data System ("PEDS") or PAIR. This lets you avoid inadvertently listing wrong application number or other information in your Office Action correspondence, which could lead to misfiling by the USPTO and abandonment.  When you use this tool, ClaimMaster will retrieve data for a specified application number from PAIR and compare it to the text of your document. Bibliographic items not found in the document will be highlighted in red, items partially matching text in the document will be highlighted in yellow, full matches will be shown in green.



Getting Started

To compare data between IDS forms, perform the following steps:


  • In Word 2007 or later - from the ClaimMaster Ribbon, click on the Individual Proofing Tools menu, then select Check Office Action Response Header:


  • In Word 2003 or earlier - from the ClaimMaster toolbar, click on the Individual Proofing Tools menu, then select Check Office Action Response Header:



Feature Options

Once you select this option, the bibliographic data comparison dialog will be shown. The following options are available from this window:


    1. Lists the application number that will be used to retrieve biblio data from PEDs or PAIR.  By default, ClaimMaster will attempt to automatically retrieve it from the currently open document, but you can also directly edit the number in this field..  
    2. Specify whether to use Patent Center, USPTO's Patent Examiner Data System ("PEDS"), or Private PAIR (requires +Shells subscription option) for downloading the bibliographic data.  If Private PAIR is used, you can specify various Private PAIR settings here, including log-in credentials and PAIR cache settings.
    3. This section shows the retrieved bibliographic data from the specified source (after button #4 is pressed) for the specified patent application number. Bibliographic items not found in the document will be highlighted in red, items partially matching text in the document will be highlighted in yellow, full matches will be shown in green.  You can cross-check each field found in the document to the reference values pulled from the USPTO source
    4. Press this button to retrieve bibliographic data from the specified USPTO source and compare it to the data listed in your document.