Tuesday, September 18, 2018

New Features (Track Changes Conversion, Claim Summary, OA Shells)

We've been working hard to expand on our core features of automated patent proofreading and patent examiner statistics, and we are excited to announce three new features:

(1) Office action response templates.  When starting an office action response, you need to perform the tedious task of resetting the claim markup (removing deleted text and underlines) and updating your claim status indicators ("Currently Amended" -> "Previously Presented"). We now do this for you!  We'll give you a Word doc with the updated claims and you just need to copy and paste them into your office action document.  Soon, we'll allow you to upload your own templates, and we'll add the claims directly to your template.

(2) Converting track changes to claim markup.  You can edit the claims in your office action response with MS Word track changes turned on, and we'll convert the redlines to underlines and overstrikes for you.

(3) Claim amendment summary.  Office action responses often start like this:

        Claims 1-21 are pending. Claims 1-4, 7-9, 14-15, and 20 are amended.
        Claim 21 is new.

We now generate this text for you by processing your claims.  We also provide a button to copy the text without formatting so you can easily paste it into your Word doc.

Please let us know what other features you would like to see, and we'll do our best to get them implemented.