Expanded Office Action response drafting incorporated into integrated drafting environment; Improving efficiency and consistency of Office Action responses
Today, Rowan TELS is delighted to announce a major software upgrade that further extends its leadership in providing an integrated drafting environment for patent practitioners. This new version adds a new interface with key functionality for Office action responses integrated into the current desktop solution used to draft patent applications. This supports the full life cycle of a patent application, from the first draft of claims, specification and drawings through Office action responses in one tool. As a result, our clients receive more consistency in how they work, whether drafting a new patent application, or responding to an Office action.
“The latest version of Rowan Patents will quickly become an essential tool for patent prosecutors,” said Brian McKnight, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC. “The new features leverage Rowan’s industry leading drafting capabilities to bring automation and improved consistency to repetitive and error prone tasks within patent prosecution. It will reduce common errors found in Office action responses, save valuable time, and help a prosecutor produce stronger responses.”
The new prosecution features include:
- Package builder – Automatically generate a package of files from an Office action, such as cited art, examiner statistics report, and a customized response shell.
- Response writer – Amend your claims with automated markup styling and synched amendment to parallel claim elements. Respond to rejections using a library of customized templates stored in the tool.
- Rejection navigator – Develop your response strategy with the help of an interactive side-by-side view of issues, claims, examiner remarks and cited art, that saves time in preparing your response.
- Summary – View all of the application’s bibliographic data, predictive examination analytics, and USPTO file history.
“Our clients have already told us they make fewer errors and benefit from an average 32% productivity gain when utilizing Rowan Patents for their drafting needs. By integrating these new prosecution capabilities into our desktop integrated drafting environment, we are helping practitioners better prepare and respond to Office actions.” said John Amster, Rowan TELS Chief Executive Officer. “During patent prosecution, practitioners are under increasing pressure to draft responses as efficiently as possible. We see our latest release as a natural extension to how Rowan Patents is helping produce better quality patents.”
About Rowan TELS
Rowan provides cost-effective technology-enabled legal services (TELS) that address the complex legal challenges of corporations and law firms. Rowan Patents is an integrated end-to-end solution that provides all the elements to draft a patent – claims, drawings, and specification – in one product, synchronized and linked together to ensure consistency. Rowan Patents helps professionals complete their goals more efficiently, with fewer errors and better quality. This is done by reducing the tedious, time-consuming tasks that account for a significant amount of patent practitioner time so they can focus on drafting and prosecuting meaningful patents. For more information, please visit rowanpatents.com.