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    • A Welcome Tool In The Patent Practitioner's Toolbox
    • Author: Dr. Christopher J. Knors , Company: Hutchison Law Group PLLC
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  • Before practicing patent law, my research included organometallic chemistry and synthetic organic chemistry specializing in natural product synthesis, semiconductor photoresists, chemical vapor metal deposition and more than a decade of research in areas including radiation stabilization of polymers, biosensors, miniaturized medical devices and stem cells. For most of this time, I used ChemDraw in one of its versions or another. For example, my Ph.D. thesis included cyclopropane fused-ring systems and cyclopentadienyl iron carbenes all drawn with ChemDraw on a Mac, version 1 point something I suspect 1. I left the world of chemistry and ChemDraw behind for three years while in law school, only to return to practice chemical patent prosecution again using ChemDraw 8.0, which was recently upgraded to ChemDraw Ultra 10.0. This review focuses on some of the improvements in version 10 and the general applicability of the software in drafting, .....

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