Various genre of specialized software help patent lawyers, agents and support staff handle their work. I collected what I could find from my previous posts and organized them in four categories.
Patent databases (See my post of May 1, 2005: integrating matter- and IP-management databases; May 1, 2005: Master Data Center, Dennemeyer and Computer Patent Annuities; Nov. 30, 2005: Computer Patent Annuities and its services; Oct. 10, 2006: Avery Dennison’s database; Aug. 20, 2009: Baker Botts extranet for patents; and July 7, 2010: lawsuit against CPi and some users.).
Patent mapping (See my post of Oct. 11, 2008: GE’s software for patent landscapes; April 28, 2009: maps in the patent world; and Dec. 8, 2009: Reed Smith and innovative mapping software for patents.).
Patent classification (See my post of Dec. 11, 2007: Microsoft’s own software to classify large portfolios of patents.).
Other or hybrid software (See my post of Jan. 30, 2006: customized software at RIB-X Pharmaceuticals; Feb. 4, 2007: Honeywell’s IP e-Billing and database system; Aug. 20, 2009: Cisco’s online patent tool; April 28, 2010 #1: Dell system for tracking patent activities; and Jan. 11, 2011: Unilever’s patent document management system.).