(IDS forms can be accessed from the Order page under the IDS Form tab)
Yes, it comes from the entire PatBase DB and is a new use of the global data covering 105 jurisdictions. Because the data is so broad, this makes the family tree an excellent complete tree that can be used to double check the completeness and family linkage of users’ docketing systems data, especially such as families with multiple provisionals and individual families claiming priority back to only one provisional, etc.
No, in the current version this does not occur but may soon in later versions. The IDS tool is currently used by large law firms to automatically generate the SB-08 in seconds when a list of unlimited patent publications is in hand from a spreadsheet or the like and can save 90% of the time of manually putting an SB-08 together. PatDocs can be used to then automatically generate the PDFs, translations, Legal Report and Excel export of those documents within the IDS which was generated and those various documents can be easily uploaded to the user’s internal docketing system which typically has the ability to perform such associations.
Yes, Minesoft never has archival or redistribution fees on any products and encourage the generation of exports and sharable live links (such as to the family tree) for sharing with colleagues across the IP lifecycle.
Yes, they are unlimited, there are no surprise fees.