I'm looking for easiest way to get textual information from public pair documents, examiner rejection documents to be specific. All the patent prosecution documents it seams are in pdf-image format. Getting text from that requires OCR, which is tedious.

Any suggestions?

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The documents are submitted by the applicants in writing or pdf. Getting text from them requires OCR, there's no way around that.

  • Corrected question. I need final/non-final rejection documents. But I guess it's the same story here even if USPTO examiner submits the document.
    – alex
    Commented Nov 26, 2018 at 21:51
  • @alex I think so. If it's not in pdf-text in pair, you won't get it anywhere else, after all, PAIR is the original source for every other database.
    – user18033
    Commented Nov 27, 2018 at 10:22

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