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Meet Us At VPP Stuttgart, May 12th and 13th, 2022

We are participating in the VPP Spring Professional Conference 2022 in Stuttgart.

We are participating in the upcoming VPP Spring Meeting, which will take place on May 12-13, 2022. We look forward to talking to you about IP software and how we can help you digitize your patent law practice. Please feel free to reach out to us, or write in advance to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing and talking with you!

PatentMaker 2.2 – Templates, OneDrive®/Sharepoint®, Grant/Validation Information

We have updated PatentMaker to version 2.2. Please read below to learn more about some of the new and improved features:

With the new version 2.2 of PatentMaker we continue our focus on making your work more efficient.

Context menu for Response Options

Right-clicking on a response option in the header of the Case Window now opens a new context menu, with links to allow the user to easily edit the existing template or create a new one - either for all clients or specific to the current applicant:

Grant/Validation Information section

A new Grant/Validation section has been added to File History for granted EP patents. PatentMaker now downloads the granted patent document and lists the countries where the annual fees have been paid in the last 12 months. PatentMaker also connects to the new technical interface of the Unified Patent Court (currently still in beta test) to see if the patent has been opted out of the UPC.

Microsoft® OneDrive and Sharepoint support

The PatentMaker Addin for Microsoft Word now supports documents stored in OneDrive synched folders, as well as opening documents directly from OneDrive or Sharepoint.

Genese Archive Filters

The following updates are exclusive to the Genese-enabled version of PatentMaker. 

A new set of controls for filtering the Genese view has been added at the top of the document list – it is possible to filter on whether documents were received or sent, the document type or to search for any text in the document name. If a local copy of the archive is available and Windows Search Indexing is active then the text content of all documents can also be searched within the fraction of a second:

Export to Genese

Dragging a file from outside PatentMaker into the Genese document list now allows the user to upload the document to Genese. A dialog will open to specify the status, document type and name of the document to create in Genese – these are pre-populated with appropriate values based on the filename of the document, but can be modified if necessary:

PatentMaker 2.1 – PDF-files, Case-specific Reference Numbers, And Much More

We have updated PatentMaker to version 2.1. Please read below to learn more about some of the new and improved features:

Quickly create EPO-compatible PDF files

A new “Create PDFs” button has been added to the PatDoc ribbon, which will create “clean” and “marked-up” PDF copies of the current document. This uses the Amyuni printer driver if installed, so the resulting PDFs are suitable for sending to the EPO.

Generate reply directly from claims document

If you’re working on a Claims document in Word and want to respond to the patent office you can now do this from within the Addin, without having to open the case in the PatentMaker application.

The feature to automatically add reference numbers remains a favorite among customers, and we are very happy to announce even more functionality for it.

Save case-specific reference numbers

Any changes you make to the automatically generated list of Reference Numbers are now saved for the case you’re working on, so they will still be there next time you open the panel. A new “Reset” button has been added if you need to discard your changes and revert to the automatically generated list.

The parsing and application of reference numbers has also been improved, better handling cases where one term is a prefix or suffix of another term.

Improved prior art highlighting

When opening Prior Art documents retrieved by PatentMaker paragraphs referred to in citations are automatically highlighted in the document. This already existing feature has now been extended to also highlight cited figures.

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