Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Family-izer: problem with Firefox 4 under Windows

There is apparently an incompatibility under Windows(R) between Firefox 4 and the free plugin that runs Family-izer(TM) ( This is beyond my control, since I am not the developer of the plugin. Hopefully, the plugin developer will work with the Mozilla folks to get this ironed out soon. In the meantime, Firefox 3.x still works fine.

Under Mac OS X, Firefox 4 has to be run under 32-bit mode but it works! However, there is absolutely no problem using Safari.

Patent Grabber: European application searching not working

I just discovered that EP application searching has stopped working in Patent Grabber(TM). I guess there are not many users of that feature, since I have not received any complaints.

The problem was caused by the EPO's recent changes to the format of their search results pages. I have made the needed adjustments, so EP application searching will be working again in Ver. 5.9. In fact, the searching will be improved since I have overcome the 30-hit limit on viewing EP application search results! Users will now be able to view search results up to the EPO's limit of 500 hits.

Stay tuned for my announcement of the release of Patent Grabber 5.9!