Bruce Pokras' Software for Mac and Windows,
plus his Orange Book Companion®
Line of Patent Data Products for FDA-Approved Drugs,
Last update: August 8, 2018
Blazing Dawn Software products are
undergoing "renovations." The old favorites will be replaced with new,
more modern versions as time goes on. Up next is our popular
educational title, Creepin' Critter Math.
Augst 1, 2018
Bruce Pokras Returns to the Helm of the Orange Book Companion®
The Food & Drug Law Institute has returned all rights to the Orange
Book Companion to Bruce Pokras. Look below for more details.
March 7, 2017 Patent GrabberTM:
Use a Workaround to do EP Searching
mischievous folks at the European Patent Office have made changes to
their search system (again). Those changes have broken Patent Grabber's EP search function.
We will get that fixed soon.
you can search for EP published applications using Patent Grabber's
"international" search function, but include "pn/ep" as one of your
January 21, 2017 Payment method
fee for Patent GrabberTM
may now be
paid via Avangate (recently
renamed as 2Checkout) using a
major credit card. There are purchase links
both below (under "Online Purchasing"),
and at the bottom of the Patent GrabberandChecksQuickdescriptions.
Macs: no incompatibilities have been reported for either ChecksQuick or Patent Grabber.
Mac OS X "Yosemite," "El Capitan" or
"Sierra": so far no reported problems with Patent Grabber or ChecksQuick (once you upgrade, make
sure your printer drivers are up to
Windows 10: no reported
with Patent Grabber (even in
64-bit mode) or ChecksQuick.
About Malware Warnings from Windows:
we are currently unable to digitally "sign" our Windows desktop applications.
That means upon opening them for the first time on your computer you
may see a warning that the app is from an unknown publisher
and could be dangerous! However, if you downloaded one of our apps from
this site you can be confident that you know the publisher and that it
is NOT dangerous. To
override the warning on Windows
you should see a link that offers more
information. Clicking that link should display an option to open the
app. You should also not have to repeat that action again. Of course, do not override the
warning for our apps that you downloaded from other sites that you are
not as sure about!
The following are catagories of the software which I have authored.
Titles are downloadable from a link at the end of their description.
Click on any category for a description:
Patent Grabber (OS X and
Windows) Family-izer (OS X and
Windows) Forward Citation Generator
(OS X and Windows)
X and Windows)
I'd like to hear
what you think of this site or my software. Please send e-mail to with
indivdual applications for their system requirements.
License fee payment
for Patent Grabber and ChecksQuick can be made via Avangate® using a major
credit card (Avangate has merged with, and changed its name to, "2Checkout," so do not be concerned
if you see that name during the payment process):
payment may also be made via PayPal:
Log into your account, click "My PayPal" then "Send & request"
followed by "Pay for goods or
services." Payment should be sent to the Sunspot e-mail adddress
shown above. Enter the license fee amount ($30 for Patent Grabber or $15 for ChecksQuick),
and write the name of the app for which you wish to purchase a license
in the optional text field.
of which service you use for payment, once I receive notice of payment,
send you the license code within 24 hours via e-mail. Please be patient.
Orange Book Companion®
and Orange Book InsightsTM blog
I created the Orange Book Companion line of drug
information products and services as a way to make it easier to
research the patents and exclusivity of FDA-approved drugs. I have now
been returned all rights to the Orange
Book Companion by the Food
and Drug Law
Institute. Both online and flashdrive
subscriptions are available at reasonable prices from the new Orange Book Companion web
For interesting postings about Orange Book-related issues, check out my
Orange Book InsightsTM
Were you ever a
fan of singer/songwriter Al
but have lost track of him since the days of his Platinum albums, "Year
of the Cat" and "Time Passages"? Well, Al is alive and well, and still
performing; and has done some great albums since Time Passages. Check
out his official web site for more information.
Melron Records (free song
Do you like the
"Philly Sound" of the late 50's and early 60's? If so, check out the
web site of Melron Records and listen to song
samples in MP3 format. You can also download three full length
songs are Melron originals from that era. Includes Pop and R&B
sounds. All songs can be purchased from Apple's iTunes
My photo gallery on Zazzle.com
I like creating
artisitc photos. I have four examples at Zazzle.com that make great
Copr. 2004-17 Bruce
A. Pokras All rights reserved worldwide