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Three Ways to Improve Efficiency in the Patent Process

Three Ways to Improve Efficiency in the Patent Process

No one likes to waste time - especially throughout a process like patent prosecution where inefficiencies quickly add up to great expense. The beauty of patent drafting tools is that they take tasks off our plates so we can prosecute our patent applications more...

New Year’s Resolutions, Fitness, and the Patent Office

New Year’s Resolutions, Fitness, and the Patent Office

We arrive in the New Year with optimism and high expectations. As usual, resolutions for self-improvement top the lists of many, and 2020 is the year we are finally going to get in shape. No doubt, fitness is an invaluable part of life as it contributes to our overall...

How to Flow:  Patent Prosecution at Every Phase

How to Flow: Patent Prosecution at Every Phase

Patent prosecution is not always a linear process. It is full of twists, turns, and back-and-forths, but there are undeniably distinct phases of the patent process that the top patent professionals are able to seamlessly and efficiently transition between. From...

Performance Reviews Made Easy with Patent Analytics

Performance Reviews Made Easy with Patent Analytics

Another year is coming to a close, and year-end reviews are on the horizon. Evaluating the performance of your patent applications, patent portfolios, and staff is difficult without the proper metrics and tools. Modern patent prosecution tools provide patent...

Words to Live By:   Wisdom Collides with Patent Analytics

Words to Live By: Wisdom Collides with Patent Analytics

#1 - Take It All In (And Do Not Miss A Thing) When it comes to patent searches, “taking it all in” is easier said than done. Nearly every patent authority around the world has their own patent database, so completing a broad, global search has always meant taking in...

Examiner ETA™- Changing Perspectives on the Patent Process

Examiner ETA™- Changing Perspectives on the Patent Process

When patent practitioners first began using patent data to improve their performance in patent prosecution, they would usually look to USPTO patent examiner statistics for insight. The drawback to exclusively relying on patent examiner statistics, however, is that...

Three Phases of Patent Optimization

Three Phases of Patent Optimization

What makes for an optimal patent? Some argue that a patent’s ultimate enforceability is the proper measure, while others argue that an optimal patent is one that made its way through the patent process with the least expense. With patent prosecution technology,...

How China is Changing the Global Patent System – Webinar Recording

How China is Changing the Global Patent System – Webinar Recording

Listen as Gene Quinn, president and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc. discusses how China will fundamentally change the global IP system and what you need to be doing to prepare for this shift in the patent and innovation center of gravity. Joining Gene is Rob Sterne, founding...

Determining Patent Value with Patent Prosecution Analytics

Determining Patent Value with Patent Prosecution Analytics

Patent practitioners are turning to patent analytics to uncover key insights. There are many reasons to assess a patent application’s value. Venture capitalists looking to invest in a company may wish to value the company’s patent portfolio to help determine the...

5 Time-Saving Tips for Patent Searching – Webinar Recording

5 Time-Saving Tips for Patent Searching – Webinar Recording

Watch this on demand product-in-action webinar recording as Allison Gathard-Esposto, Customer Adoption Specialist at LexisNexis IP takes you through the ways that you can save time and effort with the LexisNexis TotalPatent One tool. With 107 authorities you can...

Drafting Quality Patents to Avoid §112 Rejections

Drafting Quality Patents to Avoid §112 Rejections

Section 112 is a fairly common basis for rejection at the USPTO, and pinning down the requirements and boundaries of Section 112 is a continuous struggle for patent practitioners, patent examiners, and courts, alike. Section 112 of Chapter 35 of the United States Code...

Top 5 Patent Search Questions

Top 5 Patent Search Questions

Common Client Questions and How Patent Searches Can Help Find Answers #1. "Can I make, use, and/or sell my product?" In all reality, your client may not have the foresight to ask, but a patent professional knows that launching a product without conducting a patent...

AIA Best Practices: A Holistic Approach to Patent Prosecution

AIA Best Practices: A Holistic Approach to Patent Prosecution

A lot has changed since the America Invents Act (the “AIA”) switched up the United States patent system from a “first-to-invent” to a “first-to-file” system back in 2013, and that includes some of the most basic advice patent practitioners provide to their clients....

Are U.S. Patent Examiner Statistics Fair?

Are U.S. Patent Examiner Statistics Fair?

Analytics describing what happens at the U.S. patent office have been on the market for almost a decade, most commonly in the form of examiner statistics. It’s no longer news that there is significant outcome variability at the USPTO, and that it’s largely driven by...

How to Automate Office Action Responses

How to Automate Office Action Responses

The amount of ways patent prosecution tools can benefit a patent application has grown significantly. Early on, online patent search tools connected the world and brought national and international patent documents within a few clicks. Patent practitioners caught on...

Autonomous Driving: how to judge strategic partnerships?

Autonomous Driving: how to judge strategic partnerships?

Our competitors no longer just make cars.Companies like Google, Apple and even Facebook are what I think about at night.―Akio Toyoda While the Automotive industry is no stranger to partnerships between rivals, a recent tide of partnerships to develop Autonomous...

Setting the Tone of Prosecution with Patent Analytics

Setting the Tone of Prosecution with Patent Analytics

There is no perfect formula for prosecuting a patent, but there is plenty of information out there that can be used to help anticipate a patent examiner's behavior. With accurate predictions, patent applicants can strategize and take actions to increase their chances...

Patent Litigation and “The Ice Cream of the Future”

Patent Litigation and “The Ice Cream of the Future”

Dippin’ Dots are enjoyed around the world. The delicious ice cream pellets can be found most commonly at amusement parks and have been known to hit the spot on a hot day. Despite being recognized and enjoyed globally, the innovative take on a ubiquitous dessert has...

Five Favorite Features of LexisNexis PatentOptimizer®

Five Favorite Features of LexisNexis PatentOptimizer®

If you have to do something, why not do it right the first time? Back in 2005, LexisNexis PatentOptimizer® was born out of an exploratory project with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to help improve the overall quality of patent applications...