Friday, November 27, 2009

Patent Grabber 5.6.2 now available!

Patent Grabber 5.6.2 is now available. This is a minor update that eliminates the downloading of duplicate pages in some international patents. On the Search screen, it also eliminates run-on words in the text of PCT publications.

Many thanks to Patent Grabber users David and Bob for alerting me to the duplicate page bug!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Production version of Family-izer now available

Blazing Dawn Software's free patent family aggregator, Family-izer, is now out of alpha and in full production. Just click the link on the Blazing Dawn home page.

Family-izer takes a list of U.S. patents and published applications and retrieves the INPADOC patent family for each one. Great if you are looking to organize the patent portfolio of a single company.

All you need to do is download the free revWeb browser plugin from Runtime Revolution, and Family-izer will be at your fingertips any time you need it.

ChecksQuick printing under Snow Leopard??

I received one report from a ChecksQuick user that he was unable to print his checks under Snow Leopard. That turned out to be a false alarm. The user needed to update his printer driver. Once he did that ChecksQuick printed fine under Snow Leopard.

During the time he could not print under Snow Leopard, that user got around the problem by downloading the Windows version and running ChecksQuick under Windows 7 via VMWare Fusion. So ChecksQuick runs fine under Windows 7, too!