Identifying problematic expressions in your documents


ClaimMaster can check your document for various stylistic issues and "patent profanities", such as the presence of terms like "invention" that may be used to limit the scope of your claims during litigation. All checks are customizable, so that you can enforce your own drafting guidelines.



Getting Started

To check your document for stylistic errors, perform the following steps:

  • In Word 2007 or later - from the ClaimMaster Ribbon, click on the Proofreading Tools menu, then select Check Document Text for Stylistic Errors:



  • In Word 2003 or earlier - from the ClaimMaster toolbar, click on the Proofreading Utilities menu, then select Check Document Text for Stylistic Errors:





Feature Options

Once you select the feature above, the error browser will come up. It will be "docked" to the right side of your Word document when it launches, unless automatic docking of dialogs is disabled in ClaimMaster's Preferences. The following operations are available in the error browser dialog:



    1. Each report message is clickable. By clicking on the message, you will expand it to show all claims that have the same problem. You can then click on individual terms and, if possible, warnings will be highlighted directly in the document.


    1. This window provides explanations/suggestions for fixing the reported problems. In addition, any errors associated with the loaded scripts will be shown in this window.


    1. Use “Configure Rules…” dialog to specify which rules you want to run on your document. In addition, you can use this dialog to edit or specify new rules. For more information, see configuring rules.


    1. Pressing this button undocks or docks the reporting window to the main Word window.