List of available replacement fields

When inserted in the document (as plain text), the following predefined replacement fields will be replaced by ClaimMaster when generating Word shells, emails, boilerplate paragraphs, or filling out USPTO forms.  All fields appearing in the document must be enclosed in square brackets, as shown below (e.g., [INVENTOR]). If data to fill the listed fields is not available, they will be simply removed from the final documents. In addition, you can specify an unlimited number of custom replacement fields.  


PAIR Data Replacement Fields (for Shells, Emails, USPTO Forms)

    • [INVENTOR] or [APPLICANT]- First inventor name, as appearing on PAIR
    • [INVENTORALL] - a list of all inventors (if available)
    • [ASSIGNEE] - Assignee name (if available)
    • [APPNUM] – U.S. Patent Application No.
    • [FILINGDATE] –  Filing date of the application from PAIR
    • [PATNUM] - U.S. Patent  No. (if available)
    • [ISSUEDATE] -  Issue date of the patent (if available)
    • [TITLE] –  Title of the application
    • [ARTUNIT] – Art unit examining the application
    • [EXAMINER] –  The name of the Examiner handling the examination
    • [CONFNUM] – Confirmation number from PAIR
    • [CUSTNUM]  - Customer number from PAIR
    • [DOCKETNUM] –  Attorney docket number from PAIR


Office Action and Claim Analysis Fields (for Shells, Emails)

    • [CLAIMS] –  Claims for the amendment, if specified
    • [FIRSTINDEPCLAIM] -  full text of the first independent claim in the claim set
    • [OA_DATE] - the date of the Office Action
    • [OA_DATE+1W] - the date of the Office Action + 1 week
    • [OA_DATE+1M] - the date of the Office Action + 1 month
    • [OA_DATE+2M] - the date of the Office Action + 2 months
    • [OA_DATE+3M] - the date of the Office Action + 3 months
    • [OA_DATE+4M] - the date of the Office Action + 4 months
    • [OA_DATE+5M] - the date of the Office Action + 5 months
    • [OA_DATE+6M] - the date of the Office Action + 6 months
    • [OA_DATE+1Y] - the date of the Office Action + 1 year
    • [CLAIMSUMMARY] – Summary of the claims (i.e., # of pending, amended, etc.), if specified.
    • [OASUMMARY] – Summary of rejections/objections/allowances in the Office Action
    • [OASUMMARY] – Summary of rejections/objections/allowances in the Office Action (original language).
    • [OASUMMARYCOMPOSED] - Summary of rejections/objections/allowances in the Office Action, composed by ClaimMaster.
    • [OASUMMARY101] - Summary of 101 rejections in the Office Action
    • [OASUMMARY102] - Summary of 102 rejections in the Office Action
    • [OASUMMARY103] - Summary of 103 rejections in the Office Action
    • [OASUMMARY112] - Summary of 112 rejections in the Office Action
    • [OASUMMARYDOUBLE] - Summary of double patenting rejections in the Office Action
    • [OASUMMARYALLOWED] - Summary of allowances
    • [OASUMMARYOBJECTED]        - Summary of objections
    • [OA_CLAIMS_ALLOWED]  - List of allowed claims (numbers only)
    • [OA_CLAIMS_OBJECTED_ALLOWABLE]         - List of claims that would be allowed if rewritten in independent form (numbers only)
    • [OA_CLAIMS_OBJECTED]        - List of all objected claims (numbers only)
    • [OA_CLAIMS_REJECTED]  - List of all rejected claims (numbers only)
    • [OA_CLAIMS_REJECTED_101]          - List of rejected claims under USC 101 (numbers only)
    • [OA_CLAIMS_REJECTED_112]          - List of rejected claims under USC 112 (numbers only)
    • [OA_CLAIMS_REJECTED_102]          - List of rejected claims under USC 102 (numbers only)
    • [OA_CLAIMS_REJECTED_103]          - List of rejected claims under USC 103 (numbers only)
    • [OA_CLAIMS_REJECTED_DOUBLE]          - List of claims rejected for double patenting (numbers only)
    • [PREVRESPONSE] - embeds a copy of the previous Office Action response into the Word shell
    • [ANNOTATEDOA]  - embeds a copy of the annotated Office Action (OCRed + rejection highlights)  into the Word shell
    • [CLAIMTREE] - embeds a copy of the current claim tree into the Word shell
    • [CITEDART] - embeds PDF copies of all cited art (if downloaded in the OA browser) into the Word shell


Special Drop-down control fields

ClaimMaster will automatically convert these fields to Word drop-down content controls that allow users to select from a drop-down menu of available options:

    • [PRIOR_ART_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of cited prior art combinations used for rejections
    • [OASUMMARY112_DDL]  - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of 112 rejections in the Office Action
    • [OASUMMARY102_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of 102 rejections in the Office Action
    • [OASUMMARY103_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of 103 rejections in the Office Action
    • [OA_CLAIMS_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of claims for each of the objections/allowances/rejections (101, 102, 103, 112, etc.) specified in the OA
    • [INDIV_OASUMMARIES_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of individual allowances/objections/rejections specified in the OA
    • [OASUMMARY_DDL] -  inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of allowances/objections/rejections specified in the OA
    • [INDEP_CLAIMS_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of independent claims
    • [INDEP_OTHER_CLAIMS_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of independent claims (other then the 1st one)
    • [DEP_CLAIMS_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of dependent claims
    • [NEW_CLAIMS_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of new claims
    • [AMENDED_CLAIMS_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of amended claims
    • [CANCELLED_CLAIMS_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of canceled claims
    • [WITHDRAWN_CLAIMS_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of withdrawn claims
    • [PENDING_CLAIMS_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of pending claims
    • [UNDER_CONSIDERATION_CLAIMS_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of claims under consideration
    • [CLAIM_DEPENDENCY_DDL] - inserts a drop-down control that lets you select from a list of claims grouped by their dependency (e.g., "claims 2-7 depend from claim 1").



Attorney/Firm Info Replacement Fields (for Shells, Emails, USPTO Forms)

    • [ANAME] - Attorney/agent name
    • [ASIG] - Attorney/agent electronic signature (e.g., /John Smith/)
    • [ATITLE] - Attorney/agent title
    • [ARN] - Attorney/agent registration number
    • [APHONE] - Attorney/agent phone
    • [FNAME] - Firm name
    • [FADDR] -Firm address
    • [FCITY] - Firm city
    • [FSTATE] - Firm state
    • [FZIP] - Firm zip
    • [FCNTR] - Firm country
    • [FPHONE] - Firm phone
    • [FEMAIL] - Firm email
    • [CUSTOM1] and so on - any additional specified custom fields.


Miscellaneous (All)

    • [DATE] - today's date