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AmberScope is based on the latest HTML5 web standard, and indeed would not able to produce the interactive and dynamic graphics that it does without with these standard. However not all current browsers feature full HTML5 compatibility.
Respected commentator Forrester has suggested that up to 75% of browsers are now compatible with HTML5, although specific compatability ranges between browsers. However there is a big exception, namely Windows Internet Explorer. This is suggested by the HTML5 compatibility table found here, which shows the compatibility of a range of different browsers with HTML5.
We are very aware that many corporate users of patent searching software exclusively use Internet Explorer due to company IT policies.
So what options do these users have? These could include:
1) Download the Google Frames add-in, which adds sufficient functionality to Internet Explorer 8 or 9 to allow it to run AmberScope. We are not sure about whether this will also work for earlier versions of Internet Explorer, but if in doubt you can always upgrade your browser to Internet Explorer 8 or 9 - it is a free and simple upgrade.
It should be noted that AmberScope tries to identify users running AmberScope within Internet Explorer, and if so to identify Google Frames is installed, and if not to try to automatically install Google Frames.
2) Download an alternative browser, such as Google Chrome or Maxthon. Chrome is now more popular than Internet Explorer, and Maxthon appears to be very fast. Both browsers are fully compatible with AmberScope. If this is against corporate IP policy, you might be able to build business case based on the ability of AmberScope to quick find relevant patents in a patent search, and the value of this.
3) Purchase a second computer, purely to sit outside your corporate network and thereby being able to run an alternative browser such as Chrome or Maxthon. Computers can be relative inexpensive, and the value of the information gained from AmberScope in a significant legal matter should easily justify this cost.
As for Windows Explorer 10, early tests have not been 100% positive, and again we recommend an alternative browser until we resolve the compatability problem.
Image: Market share of leading browsers, with acknowledgement and appreciation to Statcounter GlobalStats
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