Patent Grabber
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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
What's New
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.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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Patent Grabber User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 6.x:
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Pettifogger0712 commented on 28 Mar 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.
[Version 5.7.3]

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Blazing Dawn Software (developer) replied on 24 Apr 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 replied on 28 Jun 2012
Also, PatentDownloader won't load on Intel Macs, it's PPC only.
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Blazing Dawn Software (developer) replied on 20 Sep 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 commented on 03 Aug 2009
Yeah it is kinda ugly. How is this any better than Googles patent system?
[Version 5.6]

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Blazing Dawn Software (developer) replied on 24 Apr 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 commented on 09 Nov 2007
Way to go. looks like being stuck in the 80's and i couldn't do a search for european patents. no thanks.
[Version 5.2]

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Blazing Dawn Software (developer) replied on 24 Apr 2011
This is an old comment. The latest versions of Patent Grabber support EPO searching.
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jul 2005
this would be nice flavoured in aqua
[Version 3.6.1]

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Don OShea replied on 02 Jan 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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Blazing Dawn Software (developer) replied on 24 Apr 2011
Take a look at Version 5.8.6 for the new look!
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Apr 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.
[Version 3.5.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Aug 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
[Version 3.1b1]

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Anonymous commented on 25 Aug 2004
The 3.2 beta should get everything going into the Library folder!
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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Aug 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.
[Version 3.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 May 2003
Unstuffing requires StuffIt Expander 5.5 or EARLIER.
[Version 2.4]

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Anonymous commented on 22 Aug 2004
Up-to-date versions of StuffIt Expander will work for Ver. 3
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Feb 2003
Nice idea if it worked, unfortantly it doesn't run on a G4 iMac
[Version 2.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Feb 2003
The downloaded .hqx file will not unstuff. Tried downloading thru MacUpdate and from the home page.
[Version 2.4]


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Pripyat rated on 07 May 2012

[Version 5.9.5]


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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.


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