Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there a downloadable version of Patent Theory?
    • Not yet, but very soon!
    • Patent Theory is working on a downloadable Microsoft Word plug-in that will allow you to use the Patent Theory system in any Word document.
    • If you are interested in setting up Patent Theory on your own private network, please contact us at support@patenttheory.com for more info.
  • Is Visio supported for the downloadable figures?
    • While support for Visio is in the pipeline for development, only pptx files are supported currently. However, you may be able to copy and paste images from pptx files to vsd files, and you may also be able to save the presentation as a wmf file, and open in Visio.
    • Other options are available on the web.
    • Please stay tuned as we work on this feature development native to Patent Theory.
  • Can I use my own figure(s) in Patent Theory?
    • If you’d like to set up your own figure for the system diagram, please email us at support@patenttheory.com to learn how you can customize Patent Theory for your practice.
  • Can I train the system on my own set of patents?
    • A quick answer is yes, but not yet. Part of Patent Theory’s roadmap includes allowing clients to build their own unique model, which should allow for endless customization.
  • What is the “patent purpose” field?
    • The patent purpose is what Patent Theory defines as the purpose recited in the preamble. As preambles continue to shrink, some cases where nothing is recited other than “A method, comprising” will leave the Patent Theory system with a field to fill that is useful in the Title, Abstract, and a few other places in the document.
  • Ok, but how do I make sure the "patent purpose" field isn't reinserted into my claims?
    • If you’d like to make sure a given “patent purpose” isn’t inserted back into your claims, just make an edit to the template using the following steps:
      • Select the “Template” tab
      • Select the “New Patent Template” button.
      • Scroll down to the “Claim Sets” Section, and remove the bracketed field “<PATENT_PURPOSE>” from the claims section, as well as any introductory text. For example:
        • The method claim template may read: “A method of <PATENT_PURPOSE>, comprising:”
        • To edit this to keep the <PATENT_PURPOSE> from being reinserted, the method claim template field should read: “A method, comprising:”
        • The same can be done for any other supported claim types.
  • Is there a discount for firm-wide accounts?
  • Does Patent Theory support other technology areas beyond software?
    • Patent Theory is expanding their technology area support daily. We are working on solutions to support a number of different new technology areas that should be available by the end of 2020.