June 21, 2016

Downers Grove, IL – June 21, 2016 – Microsystems, the leading provider of document authoring, editing, formatting, proofreading, and metadata scrubbing software serving the legal and life sciences industries, today announced the enhanced desktop edition of Patent Companion.

“The legal profession relies on our cloud capabilities to empower them to work remotely from their mobile devices. But some inventors require that their intellectual property never leave their law firm’s servers; a challenge our customers brought us to solve,” explained Nkem Nwankwo, Microsystems Product Manager for Patent Companion. “This 2.0 version of Patent Companion answers this demand while still offering total mobility – empowering attorneys to work in the office or on the road, while always maximizing security,” he added.

Patent Companion scrutinizes every patent that has been accepted for the past forty years, applying linguistic trends to dramatically increase acceptance rates. The software ensures accuracy by analyzing every word of text to eliminate potential errors and deliver optimal word choice and language. Now available in a word extension accessible from any desktop, and remotely through the cloud, Patent Companion reduces patent proofreading time by a reported 90%.

Added functionality available in this enhanced version includes:

Claim Tree – Customized to the claim tree construction process that begins the drafting of any new patent, Claim Tree maps out your claims structure and uncovers any illogical errors or inconsistencies within the claims drafting process. The software provides an extra level of examination when making changes to your claims section, further reducing the probability of office actions.

Office Action Handling – Office action Handling provides the industry’s most advanced and intuitive solution for analyzing patents following mark-ups from the U.S.P.T.O. The software ensures that any additions and deletions are processed correctly and account for the latest language changes in real time.

To learn more about Patent Companion or request a demonstration, please visit our Patent Companion site.

About Microsystems
Microsystems is the leading provider of innovative document technology solutions and cutting-edge software worldwide. Five core products optimize all stages of the document production lifecycle, improving content quality and formatting, identifying errors and inconsistencies, mitigating risk, and enhancing document production efficiency for the legal, professional services and life sciences industries. Today, Microsystems supports more than 850 document-intensive organizations across the globe, helping them satisfy the complex demands of clients and regulators. For more information, please visit https://www.litera.com.