You can access the PatentOptimizer features in several ways, specifically using the toolbar, using the Tools> PatentOptimizer menu, or using the right-click menu.
To access service features using the toolbar, click the applicable button.
Tip: The PatentOptimizer toolbar is available in Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Edge, Firefox, Adobe Acrobat®, and Adobe Reader®, although a few buttons are only available in Microsoft Word. To view a description of any toolbar button within the application, rest your pointer on the button for several seconds.
|Term Analysis Report
|LexisNexis® Patent Research
|Patent Citation (available in Word for the non-Litigation Pro version only)
|Claims Wizard (available in Word for the non-Litigation Pro version only)
|Remove Markup (available in Word for the non-Litigation Pro version only)
|Update References (available in Word for the non-Litigation Pro version only)
|Client Matter ID
Tip: Most program features are also available from the Tools>PatentOptimizer menu, and some are available using the right-click menu (as described in the following procedure). The Remove Markup feature, however, is only available from the toolbar.
- To access service features using the menu
Tip: Certain program features are only available in Microsoft Word and only from the menu, with the Mark Claim Number () and Mark Claim Reference () features being available from both the Tools>PatentOptimizer menu and the right-click menu and the Term Variants feature () being available only from the right-click menu. Access to program features using the menu is not available in Microsoft® Edge or Firefox programs.
- From the Tools menu in the Microsoft Word, or Acrobat, or Reader program, choose PatentOptimizer followed by the applicable feature
Note: The Tools>PatentOptimizer menu varies slightly between programs, with the version in the Adobe Acrobat® and Adobe Reader® programs containing a subset of the features offered using the Microsoft Word version.
- Right-click anywhere within a Microsoft Word document, then from the displayed menu, choose PatentOptimizer followed by the applicable feature.
Note: The right-click menu contains a subset of the features offered in the Tools>PatentOptimizer menu and is not available in the Acrobat and Reader programs.