Although Patent Bots' tools are designed to integrate into your workflow with minimal training or adjustment to your drafting style, there are many different application drafting styles. To get the full potential out of our drafting and proofreading tools, consider implementing the following best practices:
1. Reference Labels
Three-digit reference labels (also called element or part numbers) are strongly recommended. Refer to this article for details on strict reference labels: https://help.patentbots.com/hc/en-us/articles/10709638609179-What-are-strict-ref-labels- .
2. Word Automatic Numbering and Cross-References
Using autonumbering or cross-references in Word is not advised. Manual numbering in combination with our automated claim renumbering tool is recommended.
3. Autocomplete Function
Type a reference label followed by "//" and our tools will automatically insert the name previously used with the label. For instance, typing "100//" will autocomplete to "widget 100."
4. Comments in Claims
Use "***" at the start and end of paragraphs to include comments in claims. The text between the asterisks will be treated as comments and ignored.
5. “The” vs. “Said”
Using 'the' instead of 'said' in your claims is advised. In instances where 'said' is used, such as 'said widget,' our proofreading process will replace it with 'the.'
6. Placeholders for GPT Generation
Utilize the GPT generation tool by inserting these placeholders in your Word document:
When GPT Generation is selected in the Generate tab of our drafting tools in the Word add-in, our tool will replace these placeholders with text generated by GPT based on claim 1.
7. Reference Label Tracking
Reference labels and names are extracted using machine learning that identifies nouns and noun phrases before numbers that look like reference labels. For best results, use 3-digit reference labels and nouns or noun phrases for names associated with the reference labels.
Correct grammar, such as proper use of commas and hyphens, will help us correctly identify the names.
We don’t currently support acronyms when extracting the names.
If you have any questions or encounter issues, please see our other Help Desk articles or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help you make the most of our tools.