updated 01:30 pm EST, Tue January 16, 2007
Patent Grabber 5.0
Blazing Dawn has released version 5.0 of Patent Grabber, its patent retrieval software for the Mac. The program simplifies the process of downloading public patents, finding them on sites like the US Patent and Trademark Office, and then collecting them for later viewing and printing. There is also a generalized search interface for browsing the contents of public archives. The new release takes advantage of Mac OS X, which can combine multiple Patent Grabber pages into a single PDF file. Alternately, users can simply select a range of documents and print them at will. Patent Grabber can download the first five pages (and all of the plain text, if available) of any patent or application for free in demo mode; a full license is $25, while upgrades are $10.