LAWFUEL – The US Legal Newswire – The US Patent and Trademark Office Rules that go into effect on November 1, and the hotly debated Patent Reform are two distinct rule changes on a convergent path. Both rule packages create a new “proof of patentability” responsibility for patent applicants.
As a patent owner, PatentCafe echoes industry concerns that Patent Reform (S.1145) could destroy the US patent system, and America’s global competitiveness, if passed as it’s currently drafted.
However, as a patent search technology leader and IP management software publisher, PatentCafe has a responsibility to industry to create and support the most advanced and efficient patent management software solutions available – and that includes delivering cost-saving applications to companies that need to comply with the Examination Support Document (ESD) requirements.
The attached release announces PatentCafe’s Beta Release of 37CFR.com – the industry’s first Patent Rules Compliance Software that can help cut the estimated compliance costs by nearly half , while specifically helping patent professionals meet the detailed requirements of 37CFR §1.265.
Just as it has for decades, helping organizations meet HIPA, SEC, IRS, Sarbanes Oxley and other complex industry rules, the software community is finally delivering next-generation software solutions to help the patent industry meet its new challenges.