Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Our first patent drafting tool: Ref Label Tracker

With our Patent Bots Word add-in, we can now provide you with tools to help you draft your patents in addition to proofreading them.  Our first patent drafting tool is our Ref Label Tracker that tracks your reference labels in real time for easy reference. Here is what it looks like:



When you start the Ref Label Tracker, we immediately extract all your ref labels with the corresponding text.  We'll then continue to update this list automatically as you edit your patent application.  You no longer need to keep your own list or scroll through your Word doc to find the ref label you need.

There are three ways to install our add-in:
  1. Your IT department can install for a group of users or for your whole firm using the Office admin tools.
  2. You can install for yourself from the Microsoft store (Patent Bots GCP and Patent Bots AWS).
  3. You can install for yourself within Word: Insert tab in the ribbon -> Add-ins button -> Get Add-ins-> search for Patent Bots.
Note that both add-ins currently require a subscription version of Word 2016.  We are working on making it available for non-subscription versions of Word as well.

We are working on additional patent drafting tools to automatically generate portions of your patent, such as:
  • abstracts
  • claim summaries
  • brief description of your figures
Please let us know what other tools you would like to have to assist you with drafting your patent applications and office action responses.

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