Simplify reference management and IDS creation

The Ultimate Prior Art Manager and Automated IDS Generator

Max-IDS will help any IP legal team easily and automatically compare and relate matters and automatically generate IDSes, while reducing errors and saving time. Use it as a standalone service with your current IPMS, or integrate with our IPMS solution, Symphony.


  • Identify and group related applications
  • View related family or technology matters, then compare and associate references, all in one powerful matrix
  • Configurable so legal teams, both internal and external, can collaboratively manage references and IDS generation
  • Generate accurate, EFS-ready IDS forms in just two clicks
  • Upload EFS-ready IDS and copies of references automatically to PAIR using our PAIR-Sync feature
  • Organize your patent portfolio so you can automatically compare and cite references across matters


  • Manage cross-citations easily and reduce risk of patent invalidation
  • Benefit from the powerful, but simple to use citation access
  • Manage the software yourself, or outsource to MaxVal for cost-efficient upkeep
  • Reduce the risk of not citing references
  • Reduce supplemental IDS filing and RCE costs
  • Lower operational costs by leveraging automation and/or outsourcing

Max-IDS for Corporations

The best and most widely used IDS management solution in the industry to simplify the tracking, management and generation of Information Disclosure Statements.

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“Max-IDS is an excellent tool for efficient and accurate generation of IDS documents and the associated art references. I love it!”

CHIEF IP COUNSEL, Fortune 500 wireless technologies company

“Max-IDS has greatly reduced the amount of time I spend with IDS tasks.”

HEAD of IP, Global technology leader in robotic surgical systems

“Max-IDS has streamlined how we review references and submit IDSs, and customer support is incredible.”

PATENT COUNSEL, Multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company

“Love the system and the service. Would absolutely recommend it to others.”

Director of Patents, Leading healthcare company

Max-IDS for Law Firms

Used by many of the leading IP law firms so they can look really smart to their clients, while reducing cost and risk internally.

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“We’ve used Max-IDS for several years. It has enabled us to organize our clients’ art in a manner that increases our efficiency while reducing the inherent risk associated with reference management. We can’t imagine doing this without MaxVal.”

Rachel Allen, Patent Prosecution Manager, Harrity and Harrity LLP
“Max-IDS has been a huge time saver for our firm. Data is entered quickly and accurately, and the MaxVal team is very responsive when we urgently need something.”
IP law firm, Virginia

“MaxVal’s Max-IDS service is a great time saver and enables our paralegals to work far more efficiently.”

Technology-focused law firm

“This software has simplified our IDS process and allowed us to compare matters in a more effective way.”

IP law firm (patent prosecution and IP asset management focus)

“Streamlined the IDS workflow process here by centralizing all references so we can easily find them.”

One of the largest PCT filing firms in the USA

“MaxVal eliminated tasks in the process of IDS creation, and increased the accuracy of the IDSs we create.”

US patent law firm (clients: Fortune 500 and top research universities)
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With a full spectrum of IP services and software products, we make it easier for companies, IP ops teams and law firms to transform ideas into assets and value. We look forward to speaking with you.