Pronto Patent downloads issued patents and published applications (scanned page images) from the USPTO. All pages of each patent are placed in a single PDF document for easy retrieval and printing. Includes built-in search tool. Full text is also downloaded as HTML. Includes first-page-per-patent downloads to quickly review new patents.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. A very cool program. It does what it says. It joins all of the downloaded PDF files (the patent office makes each page a separate file--Einsteins) into a single PDF. You can even do simple searches (the same as the basic search on the USPTO web page, which is frequently good enough) with the matches in a list, from which you can select (or Select All) of the ones that you want to download. It doesn't do non-U.S. patents or published applications (I think) and those are the only reasons that I can see for not giving this a five-star rating. Let's hope for an update with those features.
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