The Rowan Patents Drafting Robot
The area of patent drafting robots is good for new jaw-dropping moments, anytime.
After having reviewed the Qatent and the PatentPal patent drafting robots (click here), I had a deep look into the Rowan Patents Drafting Robot.
That came with a big surprise.
Can you imagine this? An experienced patent attorney who knows how to draft and litigate a patent has converted his ways of working with patents into object-oriented program code. And the result works. And it not only works, it works very well!
Rowan Patents has created a tool that helps a patent attorney to systematically write better patents, and in less time.
In simple words, for someone that knows nothing about patent drafting: the Rowan Patents drafting robot is a bit like the Amplified Mobility Suit in the Avatar movie: it is a human-operated multi-purpose machine that amplifies the strength and mobility of a worker. It simply duplicates all functions of the worker, but faster and with more power.
A Look Under The Hood
The Rowan Patents drafting robot has “terms” at its center. Those terms constitute the backbone of a patent specification. Claim elements are defined in terms. Terms come with reference numerals. Terms refer to details that are shown in the drawings.
That object-oriented design of the Rowan Patents drafting robot comes with dramatic consequences.
If you change a term in one place of the specification, this change is automatically propagated throughout the entire specification. When we talk about “jaw-dropping moments”, this is one: move a figure within the set of figures and watch how the robot adapts the rest of the patent specification to this major change of the structure of a patent application. That reminded me of my first encounter with a CAD program. The designer extended the length of a gearbox that had several shafts by cutting the gearbox and pulling the resulting two segments apart. The CAD program followed by automatically extending the lengths of the shafts that have been cut when cutting the entire gearbox. When I saw this it was clear to me that the remaining days of the traditional draftsmen’s work were numbered.
Now watch this example: you can drag and drop drawings from one application into another application, and the entire figure description is imported at the same time (after minute 01:40). It goes without saying that the imported parts are automatically adapted to the other parts of the new patent application. If that is not a jaw-dropping experience, then what? You can build a new patent application in no time by re-using parts of existing patent applications. And nobody would notice that you have re-used content because the imported parts are fully adapted to what was there, without any slips of the pen made, because it is done by a robot.
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Test Drive The Rowan Patents Drafting Robot
A fast-forward test drive of the Rowan Patents software, similar to my earlier review of Qatent and PatentPal (click here), is not possible because the Rowan Patents software has to be installed on your local computer. You will also need some guidance from the Rowan Patents people before you become efficient in using it.
The easiest way to find out more about this software is to watch the videos on their website (click here: rowanpatents.com/video/).
Once you feel comfortable with the idea behind this concept of computer-aided patent drafting then it is time to contact the Rowan Patents people.
You can do so in person, very soon.
Here you go:
1st World Robot Patent Drafting Symposium 2022
If you want to find out more about Robot Patent Drafting then sign up to our 1st World Robot Patent Drafting Symposium 2022, here ip-lawyer-tools.com/rpdc2022/
As you can see on the symposium landing page,all the well-known manufacturers of patent drafting robots, including two suppliers from Europe (see the list of manufacturers under the item “Important Information”). Also, a good two dozen top-class speakers will take part who are either manufacturers or experienced users of these patent drafting robots. Even a group of mainly German attorneys who are opposed to such patent drafting software and who will be picking on the problems that come with patent drafting robots will be there, in two of the six speaking sessions.
The event is intentionally held in such a way that not everyone can participate. On the one hand, I am limited to 30 on-site participants and 150 online participants due to the format of the symposium. On the other hand, I want to offer an event where the real doers in the field of “drafting patent applications” can talk to each other directly, without being disturbed.
Here are the advantages of our World Robot Patent Drafting Symposium 2022:
– all (!) well-known manufacturers of patent drafting robots are present and can be contacted directly
– Every well-known software for the automated preparation of patent applications is presented by the manufacturer and they can be compared with each other
– Each manufacturer gives participants 100% money-back vouchers for testing their software
– Six speaking sessions, each 1.5 hours long, in which only information on the subject of “automated preparation of patent applications” is discussed, separated by topic
– No other topics (such as trademarks, designs, etc.) are addressed, it is exclusively about the topic “automated preparation of patent applications”
– two speaking sessions deal exclusively with dangers and problems when using software for the automated preparation of patent applications
– two speaking sessions deal exclusively with facts and technical conditions when using software for the automated preparation of patent applications
– the participants can exchange their contacts and exchange experiences with each other, e.g. about the use of software for the automated preparation of patent applications
– Participants get new ideas for using software when preparing patent applications
– Participation either 100% online or on-site in Cannes (limited seats only!)
– Immediately following our World Robot Patent Drafting Symposium 2022, the FICPI World Congress 2022 will take place at the same location in Cannes, so you can combine both events
Unlike at a trade fair where many different providers come together, our World Robot Patent Drafting Symposium 2022 only addresses users who deal with the topic of “automated preparation of patent applications”. The providers of this software come together and can be addressed centrally. There is no walking around an exhibition hall, and online participants can participate without restriction, even if travel restrictions may apply.
Whatever the Corona virus does in the fall, the World Robot Patent Drafting Symposium 2022 will take place. We have modified and adapted video calling software to create a unique participation experience.
Another important point: there will be no video or audio recording of the event. I will publish a white paper with the most important facts after the event.
Go to that landing page https://ip-lawyer-tools.com/rpdc2022/ and please register for that event. We have started the official registration on 29 August 2022.
Please note that we are limited to 30 on-site participants and 150 online participants due to the format of the symposium. And we are promoting this event to about 25,000 people in the area of Intellectual Property.
See you at the convention, either online or on-site in Cannes/France.
Register here https://ip-lawyer-tools.com/rpdc2022/
Martin “Patent Drafting Robot” Schweiger