The Patent Box is a patent research site designed to:
Our database currently includes more than 250,000 file wrappers. Our collection includes randomly sampled Utility, Design, Inter Partes and Ex Parte Reexamination wrappers. We have also developed curated sets of file wrappers (e.g. we have a large set of file wrappers that have seen CAFC appeal activity). Our core features include:
The Patent Box is for businesses and recruiters in search of the ideal US patent attorney or agent. It is also for IP professionals (e.g. US patent attorneys, patent agents and paralegals). Our user base includes attorneys and patent agents with both small and large firms as well as in-house practitioners.
Our search interface allows users to quickly locate file histories that exhibit a fact pattern similar to a case they are prosecuting. This is particularly helpful when the practitioner must do something new or non-routine (e.g. prepare a 131 affidavit). The practitioner develops a great prosecution strategy, then uses The Patent Box to identify the appropriate language and MPEP citations to execute that strategy. Seeing the tactics another practitioner has used to successfully solve the same problem provides an efficiency boost that can lead to significant cost savings.
Please see our pricing page for information including current promotions. Please contact us for academic or multi-user pricing.
No, The Patent Box does not provide access to the same collection of file wrapper documents provided by the USPTO's Public PAIR system. The USPTO does not provide bulk access to all PAIR File Wrapper data, making this level of access currently impossible. Please use our File Wrapper Request form if there are specific file wrapper documents you would like us to add.
We make most Office Actions including Non-Final and Final rejections searchable as well as substantive applicant responses including Petition, Appeal, CAFC and Affidavit-related activity. We do exclude many types of documents from the OCR process, notably foreign references. There are currently more than 500 PAIR correspondence codes and we continually refine the subset we make searchable so please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any feedback or requests.
ThePatentBox.com is operated by The Patent Box, LLC, a corporation based in Pennsylvania. More info on our history and team can be found here.
If you have any questions, please contact us:
The Patent Box, LLC
PO Box 641
Springfield, PA 19064