Landon IP is now offering for a limited time a free Prosecution Summary and Claims Comparison Report with every US patent file history order! See a sample of the Claims Comparison Report here. Request the Comparison Report next time you need a patent file history, and receive these indispensable tools within a single convenient Microsoft Excel spreadsheet:
- Claims Comparison: This table shows all changes to the text of every claim from application through patent grant, with a marked-up comparison between each version of the claim.
- Evolved Claim®: A view of each patent claim that quickly summarizes how they evolved during prosecution, and in what paper each change was made.
- Claims Tree: An easy-to-read chart visualizing the dependencies of all patent claims.
- Prosecution Summary: A simple summary of key bibliographic data about the patent, including a summary of how the claims changed within each paper of the file.
Continue reading for an in-depth look at each of these tools within the free Report, and see how you can use them to analyze the file history and claims to support legal opinions, infringement analysis, Markman hearings, and more!
Claims Comparison Tab
Under the Claims Comparison tab, the user can view every iteration of every claim filed during the prosecution of a patent. The columns list the titles and dates of the office action and amendments in which each version of the claim was added, and the rows list the patent claim numbers, as well as the dependency of the listed claim. Comparison columns display all text added or deleted between each version of the claims, with added text visualized in underlined green and deleted text in
strike-through red. Users can expand or contract the view by selecting the Resize View button and also organize the claims in ascending or descending date order using the Reverse Date Order button.
Use the Claims Comparison chart for a broad visualization of when each claim was added, amended, or cancelled within a patent file history, and examine which text was added or deleted using the Comparison columns between every version of every claim.
Evolved Claim® Tab
Under the Evolved Claim® tab, each patent claim is displayed with all changes highlighted in underlined green for added text and
strike-through red for deleted text, from the time the application was filed through the issuing of the patent. Annotations indicate win which paper of the file history each change occurred, and a Legend for the annotations is listed at the top of the sheet.
Quickly pinpoint in which amendment or office action a word was added or deleted from a claim, and easily see all of the changes made to each patent claim over the course of the prosecution in a single view using the Evolved Claim®.
Claims Tree Tab
The Claims Tree is the fastest way to visualize the chain of dependency for a US patent or published application. Parentheses and indentations indicate which claims are dependent, as illustrated in the screenshot below, where the Claims Tree displays that Patent Claim 5 is dependent on Patent Claim 4 which is dependent on Patent Claim 1.
You’ll never need to manually write out the chain of dependency again!
The Prosecution Summary tab displays important bibliographic data (such as publication number, title, inventor, application number, filing and issue dates, and original assignee). Below this data, you can also view:
- Any related US application data.
- Special Notes added by an experienced IP Researcher regarding any inconsistencies within the file.
- A list of all papers in the file, organized by date.
- A summary of how the claims have changed under each paper in the file, such as whether certain claims were added, cancelled, rejected, or amended.
Get a detailed overview of the prosecution history, which can easily be printed and shared with clients and colleagues.
Get a Free Prosecution Summary and Claims Comparison Report Today! (See a Sample Report.)
For a limited time only, you can receive a free Prosecution Summary and Claims Comparison Report with your U.S. patent file history orders simply by requesting the free Report when you place the order. You’ll receive it a day or two after delivery of the file history, and all the useful tools described above will be right at your fingertips to support your review and analysis of the claims!
This post was contributed by Joelle Mornini. The Intellogist blog is provided for free by Intellogist’s parent company Landon IP, a major provider of patent searches, trademark searches, technical translations, and information retrieval services.