Accio Patent

The Fast and Fun Patent Fetcher

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iPhone J.D. Review

Thanks, iPhone J.D., for the great review! The app streamlines the task of fetching a patent in multiple ways. First, the app makes it as easy as possible to enter the patent number. You can type the number using a numeric keypad. Better yet, if you have access to a hard copy of the first page, you can tap the barcode button at the top right of the app to scan the barcode. For anyone who is not already reading Jeff Richardson's excellent site, iPhone J.D. is the oldest and largest website for lawyers using iPhones and iPads. Please check out…

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Accio Patent featured on Above the Law

Gaston Kroub, the IP columnist for Above the Law, published an interview with me about Accio Patent yesterday: Please head over to Above the Law to read 3 Questions for a Patent App Developer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQ page is now live. Get answers to questions like, "Which countries are supported?" and "When should I use the dial pad?" and—my personal favorite—"Why do I need a barcode scanner if I already have the patent with a barcode on it?!" I will add more questions and answers over time. If you need any help with Accio Patent in the meantime, please reach out:

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Joining the Developers Trust Alliance

I'm pleased to announce that Accio Patent has been accepted as a trusted developer and app in the Developers Trust Alliance. It is the mission of the Developers Trust Alliance to offer developers a set of principles and best practices that promote user trust, and to educate consumers and those outside of the developer community about the different types of data and how data is used. The principles emphasize openness and transparency, security and data integrity, and responsible data stewardship. Because Accio Patent was designed from the start with a thoughtful, privacy-oriented framework, joining the Developers Trust Alliance was a simple…

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