Dawn Software

Bruce Pokras' Software for Mac and Windows,
plus his Orange Book Companion®
Line of Patent Data Products for FDA-Approved Drugs,

Last update:  March 31, 2020

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.

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[Image] Software [Image] What's New? [Image] Blazing Dawn Blog
[Image] Online Purchasing [Image] Orange Book Companion®

Enhanced drug patent info!
[Image]  Photo Gallery [Image]  System Requirements [Image] Al Stewart [Image] Melron Records (free MP3 downloads) Blazing Dawn Software
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The Latest News!

August 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.

The license fee for Patent GrabberTM and ChecksQuickTM 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 Grabber and ChecksQuick descriptions.

Mac OS X: Test versions of  Patent Grabber and ChecksQuick  for "Catalina" are available upon request. See the email address, below.

Windows 10: no reported problems 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!

[Image]  Software

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:
Educational (under renovation)
Patent Tools
Creepin' Critter Clocks 
Creepin' Critter Math
Patent Grabber (OS X and Windows)
Family-izer (OS X and Windows)
Forward Citation Generator (OS X and Windows)
ChecksQuick (OS X and Windows)

I'd like to hear what you think of this site or my software. Please send e-mail to   with your comments.

[Image] System Requirements

See the indivdual applications for their system requirements.

[Image]  Online Purchasing

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):
License fee 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.

Regardless of which service you use for payment, once I receive notice of payment, I will send you the license code within 24 hours via e-mail. Please be patient.

[Image]  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 site.

For interesting postings about Orange Book-related issues, check out my Orange Book InsightsTM blog.

[Image] Al Stewart

Were you ever a fan of singer/songwriter Al Stewart, 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.

[Image]  Melron Records (free song downloads!)

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 MP3's! All songs are Melron originals from that era. Includes Pop and R&B sounds. All songs can be purchased from Apple's iTunes Music Store.

[Image]   My photo gallery on

I like creating artisitc photos. I have four examples at that make great posters.

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