Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Product Updates: OA Response Shell Generator

You invest a lot of valuable time in USPTO office actions, so we've been investing our time in streamlining your work via our OA Admin tool.

The latest additions to OA Admin are our OA Response Shell Generator and IDS Form Filler features. OA Response Shell Generator helps you by ...

  • Allowing you to upload custom shell templates or use our default shell template.
  • Populating info like application number, confirmation number, examiner, etc.
  • Inserting a clean version of claims with reset claim status and amendments. Coming soon!

At the 4:20 mark of the video below, you'll get an OA Admin refresher including step-by-step overviews of OA Response Shell Generator and IDS Form Filler.  

These exciting additions to OA Admin are available now with a Patent Bots Prep & Pros Pro subscription. 


Demo: Fall in Love with OA Response Shell Generation from Patent Bots on Vimeo.

Friday, January 19, 2024

Product Updates: 2023 New Features Review

Last year was a big one at Patent Bots! Before you take on 2024, check out the video below for a quick review of our top new features of 2023.

In just about 15 minutes, you'll learn how to ...

  • Use GPT to generate text for key sections of your patent application.
  • Automatically complete SB/08a Information Disclosure Statement forms.
  • Log into the USPTO Patent Center from inside Patent Bots Office Action tools.
  • View the assignees of cited prior art (to avoid arguing against a client’s own prior art).
  • Convert Microsoft Word track changes to overstrikes and underlines.
  • Set claim status identifiers to Currently Amended for all amended claims.
  • Generate a claim summary sentence for the Remarks section of an OA response.
  • Create PowerPoint and Visio flowcharts from method claims.

2023 New Features Review from Patent Bots on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Product Updates: Automatic IDS Form Completion and More

Who wants to spend their time entering data into forms? 

Our NEW Office Action Admin tool automatically completes your SB/08a Information Disclosure Statement form! Simply add your application number and the prior art patent numbers and we’ll fill out the form. 

See how it works at the 7:15 mark of the video below. Elsewhere in the video, you'll learn how to…

  • View the assignees of cited prior art (to avoid arguing against a client’s own prior art) at the 5:30 mark.
  • Log into the USPTO Patent Center from inside Patent Bots Office Action tools at the 9:20 mark.
  • Get more from your Patent Bots investment with refreshers on all four of our products at the 17:30 mark.

These exciting new features are available now with a Patent Bots Prep & Pros Pro subscription. 

IDS Form Completion Simplified from Patent Bots on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

2023 Patent Quality Rankings: The Top 50 Companies

Patent Bots is pleased to announce its fourth annual Patent Quality Rankings of top companies. (We previously announced our Top 50 patent law firms and our Top 10 firms by Tech Center.)

We reviewed every patent issued by the USPTO in the past year  over 320,000!  using our advanced machine learning software. 

We then ranked more than 750 companies with 50+ patents issued based on the average number of numbering, antecedent basis, and word support errors detected in their patents. Our rankings are based only on these errors and do not address many other important aspects of patent quality. 

Patent Accuracy: By the Numbers.

Before we unveil the Top 50 companies, here's a quick look at the state of patent accuracy.
  • 323,393 patents processed by the Patent Bots AI
  • 33,425 (10.3%) patents achieved a perfect Patent Quality Score
  • 7.9 average errors per patent
  • 5 median errors per patent
Nearly 290,000 (90%) of all patents issued in the last year contained at least one numbering, antecedent basis, or word support error. There is clearly room for improved accuracy in the industry.

That is why Patent Bots created the world's fastest and most accurate patent drafting and proofreading solution. Try Patent Bots FREE for 14 days.

Now, on to the rankings! 

2023 Patent Quality Rankings: Top 10 Large Companies.

Nanya Technology ranked first among companies with 250+ patents issued in the last year. 

Pioneer Hi-Bred International and Qualcomm ranked second and third, respectively, among large companies. They were followed by Juniper Networks, Citrix Systems, NTT Docomo, Yazaki, Seiko Epson, Toyota, and Sharp. 

Congratulations to Nanya Technology and the rest of these large companies for doing amazing work over the last year! 


2023 Patent Quality Rankings: Top 10 Mid-Sized Companies. 

Large companies don't have a monopoly on patent accuracy. Among mid-sized companies with between 100 and 249 patents issued, the top three patent quality scores were held by Ofinno, Commvault, and Zoox, respectively. 

They were followed by JTEKT, InnoLux, Yamaha, United Microelectronics, Uber (UATC), Haier US Appliances, and AISIN.


2023 Patent Quality Rankings: Top 50 Companies Overall. 

And, now, it's time to unveil the Top 50 companies with 50+ patents issued in the last year!

If you don't see your company on the list below, review our full list inside our PatentVerse. You'll need to log in to see your company's ranking as we don't want to publicly identify companies with lower scores.



RankCompanyPatents IssuedQuality Score
1SIGMASENSE, LLC.5899.7
2Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC7899.2
3Ofinno, LLC13798.7
4Commvault Systems, Inc.13498.2
5Zoox, Inc.17398.2
6Rohr, Inc.7397.9
7UAB 360 IT5097.5
8OneTrust, LLC6897.1
9JTEKT CORPORATION11097
10PEGATRON CORPORATION5696.7
11HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.5596.4
12NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION26995.9
13Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation6795.8
14InnoLux Corporation22495.6
15PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.27195.3
16BOMBARDIER INC.5094.6
17Transportation IP Holdings, LLC6894.5
18YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA13794.3
19NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION6293.4
20ZEON CORPORATION9193.3
21Midea Group Co., Ltd.5193
22UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.21192.8
23UATC, LLC11192.7
24Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP7892.2
25Rubrik, Inc.6392.1
26Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.5991.8
27SILICON WORKS CO., LTD.8391.6
28QUALCOMM Incorporated293191.5
29Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.19691.4
30AISIN CORPORATION18491.4
31Shimano Inc.11090.7
32Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.5890.5
33Primax Electronics Ltd.5590.3
34Juniper Networks, Inc.28890.3
35GOODRICH CORPORATION16390.2
36Toyo Tire Corporation5390.2
37KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA13890
38Citrix Systems, Inc.34990
39JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED6989.9
40NTT DOCOMO, INC.27089.9
41Yazaki Corporation26589.6
42SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION124089.4
43Synaptics Incorporated7589.3
44TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA205989.1
45DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LTD.5288.9
46SHOPIFY INC.6288.3
47DexCom, Inc.5988.2
48SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA59388
49KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI7387.9
50BETA AIR, LLC11287.6


Patent Quality Rankings Methodology.

The Patent Quality Rankings are based only on average errors in issued patents and don't address other important aspects of patent quality. 

For purpose of computing quality scores, we used only numbering errors, antecedent basis errors, and word support errors (words that don't appear in the detailed description).

Although we may over- or under-count errors in an individual patent, the average number of errors across all of a company's patents is a good indicator of the overall quality of the company's portfolio. 


Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Webinar: Patent Drafting in the Age of AI

With recent rapid advances in automation, patent drafting tools are generating higher quality text with broader applicability across attorneys’ workflows. This trend raises a number of questions …

  • What text-generation technologies are utilized by patent drafting tools?
  • Which application sections are – and aren’t – best for AI text generation?
  • How can your patent firm get the most from automated text generation?

View the webinar recording below to explore the world of AI-enabled patent drafting tools and see us generate patent content automatically in real time!


Monday, September 4, 2023

Product Updates: New Office Action Drafting Tools and More

Our NEW Office Action Drafting Tools expand on the many ways that Patent Bots saves you a little bit of time … many, many, many times a day! 

  • Convert Microsoft Word track changes to overstrikes and underlines.
  • Set claim status identifiers to Currently Amended for all amended claims.
  • Generate a claim summary statement for the Remarks section.

See the NEW Office Action Drafting Tools in action at the 4-minute mark of our latest product update webinar below. 

Watch past the 11-minute mark to see new term searching in our Office Action Explorer and Patent Analyzer tools and get a refresher on all four Patent Bots products. 

Webinar: New Office Action Drafting Tools from Patent Bots on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Patent Bots is FIRST to Offer GPT AI for Patent Drafting

Patent Bots is the FIRST patent drafting platform to offer GPT Artificial Intelligence for text generation!

In our latest product update webinar, we shared a demonstration of our GPT and AI tools and explored the impact of GPT and AI on the present – and future – of patent work. See both videos below. 

Demo: How Patent Bots Uses GPT and AI. 

Patent Bots is the first patent drafting platform to offer GPT artificial intelligence for text generation. Patent Bots GPT text generation is …

  • Available now with a Patent Bots Prep & Pros Pro subscription.
  • Optional and must be enabled by your subscription admin in the dashboard.
  • User-controlled, allowing you to determine when it is used.

Watch the video below to see how Patent Bots enables you to generate many sections of your patent application in just a few clicks!


GPT, AI, and Your Patent Law Practice. 

The growth of AI tools, including GPT, has raised many questions for patent attorneys.

  • How can GPT help patent attorneys streamline routine workflows?
  • How will AI impact the future – and present – of patent drafting?
  • What are the security implications of GPT use by patent attorneys?

Patent Bots founder and practicing patent attorney Jeff O’Neill shares his perspective on these questions and more in the video below.