Prior Art Comes to Edge
Prior art is a critical part of any patent application. This week at Edge, we are shipping prior art.
Prior Art Management
Edge now supports prior art management. If you look at a patent, on the top line, you will now see Prior Art alongside Patent, Disclosure, and Figures. That is where you will go to manage your prior art options.
Here is how you add prior art:
Click “Add Prior Art”
If the prior art is eligible, you can enter its ID and Edge will automatically find it and format the citation for you. Supported prior art includes:
Patents: Enter the patent number
Books: Enter the ISBN (ISBN-10 and -13 both work)
Approve the citation
Once these steps are completed, you will have your prior art ready to go. Today, prior art is all formatted in style requested in the USPTO IDS.
Later this week, we will also support Journal articles via DOI and working papers via arXiv link. You will also be able to enter custom citations.
Most importantly, we are continuing to improve the Assistant’s knowledge of the prior art that you give it, which it will consider while drafting claims. This will allow further personalization for your application.
Some upcoming features to look forward to with prior art include:
What usually goes after uploading prior art? Well, typically it is the laborious process of generating an IDS. Stay tuned. Edge already supports exporting patent applications in the USPTO format.
You will also soon be able to upload PDFs of prior art that is not public or is paywalled for your Assistant to use. Remember that Edge does not train on your data to create models, and that includes any prior art you upload. The Assistant will only be able to use the prior art for the specific application you upload it to and will not learn off of uploaded PDFs because we consider that your confidential information.
In the future, you will be able to select between multiple default styles for citations
New Language: Korean
Edge now supports Korean! 우리는 당신을 봉사하기를 기대합니다.
To select Korean, go to your language settings and select Korean.