Patent Grabber
Patent Grabber
6.2.1

5.0

Patent Grabber free download for Mac

Patent Grabber

6.2.1
30 October 2013

Download US patent information.

Overview

Patent Grabber makes it easy to download U.S. patents and PCT published applications for free from public patent archives. Instead of going to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office or European Patent Office Web site and loading and printing patent or application pages one at a time with your Web browser, you simply give Patent Grabber a list of patents or PCT applications and click "Get Patents." Patent Grabber then downloads every page of all the patents or applications to your Mac while you do something else. And once the patents are downloaded, they are yours to keep and print from Patent Grabber's special Library folder at any time.

What's new in Patent Grabber

Version 6.2.1:
  • Fixed PCT text downloading.
  • Will no longer leave an empty folder in the Patents folder when downloading an entire U.S. patent or published application.
  • Cleaned up a couple of issues in the US Biblio and US Biblio+ spreadsheets.

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pettifogger0712
28 March 2010

Most helpful

$25 is a bit steep to pay for something you can do for free via Google Scholar IMHO... There is also a freeware app called Patent Downloader 3.2 (http://www.oneriver.jp/download/PatentDownloader.zip) that can search for EU, US and Japanese patents.
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Version 5.7.3
pettifogger0712
28 March 2010
$25 is a bit steep to pay for something you can do for free via Google Scholar IMHO... There is also a freeware app called Patent Downloader 3.2 (http://www.oneriver.jp/download/PatentDownloader.zip) that can search for EU, US and Japanese patents.
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Version 5.7.3
3 answer(s)
Bruceap
Bruceap
24 April 2011
If you like "free" and only need to download ONE patent, then by all means use Google Patents or use Patent Downloader. You can only download one patent at a time with Google and Patent Downloader. Also, Patent Downloader does not give a nice clean PDF with individual pages. However, if you have a list of patents that you wish to download (I once downloaded 1800 patents with a single click), then you need Patent Grabber. Plus, there are all the other features of Patent Grabber such as the bibliographic spreadsheet creator and INPADOC legal status summaries.
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ChristopherPrice
ChristopherPrice
29 June 2012
Also, PatentDownloader won't load on Intel Macs, it's PPC only.
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Bruceap
Bruceap
20 September 2013
The comment about Patent Grabber being only PPC is dead WRONG! Patent Grabber is a Universal app, and so will run on both Intel and PPC. I haven't had a PPC Mac in years, so wouldn't you think that I would notice that my own app was not running on my Mac?
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nastytoe
03 August 2009
Yeah it is kinda ugly. How is this any better than Googles patent system?
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Version 5.6
1 answer(s)
Bruceap
Bruceap
24 April 2011
Google only lets you download one patent at a time. Patent Grabber automates the downloading process. Give it a list of patents and download them all with a single click. And you can easily add patent numbers to the download list from your search results.
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Trenti
09 November 2007
Way to go. looks like being stuck in the 80's and i couldn't do a search for european patents. no thanks.
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Version 5.2
1 answer(s)
Bruceap
Bruceap
24 April 2011
This is an old comment. The latest versions of Patent Grabber support EPO searching.
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Anonymous
21 July 2005
this would be nice flavoured in aqua
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Version 3.6.1
2 answer(s)
Don-O'Shea
Don-O'Shea
02 January 2006
Take a look at Pronto Patent for clean interface that works seamlessly with OS X. It costs $29, but the document is a single .pdf document.
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Version 4.0
Bruceap
Bruceap
24 April 2011
Take a look at Version 5.8.6 for the new look!
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Anonymous
17 April 2005
Please ignore the previous comments if you are on OSX 10.3. This program (at version 3.5.1) works perfectly under OSX 10.3 and is excellent value for money. If you are in any doubt - download the trial and see for yourself. The developer is very responsive to feedback and to queries.
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Version 3.5.1
Anonymous
23 August 2004
The OS 9 dialog is gone. Thanks. I can see the application counting the 5 pages it is downloading. But WHERE are they going??? On the desktop no "Library" folder is created. When I put the application in the Applications folder, a "Library" folder is created but it stays empty! WHERE are you putting the patents I downloaded? OS X 10.3.5
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Version 3.1b1
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
25 August 2004
The 3.2 beta should get everything going into the Library folder!
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Version 3.2b1
Anonymous
22 August 2004
Unable to review the so called Mac OS X native beta on Mac OS 10.3.5 because "Classic cannot find a Mac OS 9 system folder on the startup disk to use". I haven't seen such a dialog for more than two years... I would definitely not call this OS X native. Please remove all references to Classic from your application.
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Version 3.0
H. Myler
09 January 2004
Forget OS X--works only partially, I could never get the PDF's to come down. Only runs under Classic mode--with a cheesy interface.
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Version 2.4
Anonymous
22 May 2003
Unstuffing requires StuffIt Expander 5.5 or EARLIER.
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Version 2.4
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
22 August 2004
Up-to-date versions of StuffIt Expander will work for Ver. 3
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Version 3.0
Anonymous
24 February 2003
Nice idea if it worked, unfortantly it doesn't run on a G4 iMac
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Version 2.4
$30.00

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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