Monday, August 26, 2013

USPTO goes to PDF downloads. Patent Grabber needs modification.

USPTO has gone to PDF downloads after years of saying that it was too onerous and expensive to do so. As a result, Patent Grabber will hang if you try to download US patents. You can use the "International" downloading option for US patents as a stopgap measure (remember to add the "US" country code).

Even though US published patent applications are also now available in PDF format from the USPTO, Patent Grabber does is not having a problem with them. Go figure!

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