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Using Statistics to Gather Patent Examiner Intel

Using Statistics to Gather Patent Examiner Intel

Patent professionals maintain an interesting relationship with their assigned patent examiners. From one perspective, it is perfectly amicable. Patent examiners are generally cooperative and unbiased; they stick to examining procedure, and even if the rejections they...

Patent Landscape Analysis

Patent Landscape Analysis

Conducting patent landscaping for a client is an opportunity to communicate information that can have a profound impact on your clients’ success in business. Patent landscapes are a vehicle for patent professionals to instill clients with a thorough understanding of...

Conduct Competitor Analysis with LexisNexis® PatentSight®

Conduct Competitor Analysis with LexisNexis® PatentSight®

Patent professionals may fail to realize how much value they can add to their clients’ corporate strategies. After all, patent protection is often the centerpiece around which both offensive and defensive corporate strategies are built. The role of a patent...

Choosing the Best Path Forward After Receiving an Office Action

Choosing the Best Path Forward After Receiving an Office Action

Costing clients roughly $3,000 apiece to deal with, office actions can quickly become one of the largest expenses in patent prosecution. Office action price tags do vary depending on the types of rejections made by a patent examiner and the amount of research and...

Trends in Health Care Technology and the Role Patents Play

Trends in Health Care Technology and the Role Patents Play

What you’ll learn in this webinar:Types of IndefinitenessLearn about the types of problems that patent applications face and what patent practitioners should do.Nautilus and Its ProgenyGet a look inside the Nautilus, Inc. ruling and a view of where we stand today with...

How to Compare Patent Prosecution Performances

How to Compare Patent Prosecution Performances

Comparing the effectiveness of two patent practitioners can be like comparing apples to oranges. The success of a patent application is dependent on many factors that are beyond a patent practitioner’s control, which makes it difficult to evaluate their performance...

Conducting Patent Searches Using the CPC Scheme

Conducting Patent Searches Using the CPC Scheme

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has finalized its transition to the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) scheme for classifying patent applications and for patent application routing within the USPTO. A joint effort between the USPTO and...

Transform Patent Data Into Intelligence

Transform Patent Data Into Intelligence

Competitive intelligence is usually conducted by marketing teams and less often by patent professionals, but why is that exactly? Competitive intelligence results when a company gathers and analyzes information on its industry, the business environment, competitors,...

Analytical Pruning: Patent Tools for Healthier Patent Portfolios

Analytical Pruning: Patent Tools for Healthier Patent Portfolios

A patent portfolio is a lot like a garden in many ways. Patent portfolios often contain many varieties of patent applications that are “planted” at different times. Each patent application needs to be nurtured, comes with its unique challenges and matures at its own...

Combining Tools for All Stages of Patent Prosecution

Combining Tools for All Stages of Patent Prosecution

Research, drafting and prosecution are the three cornerstones of the patent process. How a patent professional approaches each cornerstone can have a significant impact on the expenses, durations and outcomes of their patent applications. Many tools have been...

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® New Search Experience

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® New Search Experience

The LexisNexis TotalPatent One® patent research solution is designed to deliver on-point results derived from a comprehensive and in-depth content collection of patent and non-patent literature.   To provide the best possible search tool, we use an iterative process...

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® Exciting New Enhancements

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® Exciting New Enhancements

The LexisNexis TotalPatent One® patent research solution is designed to deliver on-point results derived from globally issued patents, published patent applications and utility models.  To provide the best possible experience for you, we use an iterative process of...

International Access: Entry Points for Global Patent Searches

International Access: Entry Points for Global Patent Searches

It is a highly globalized world, where international commerce has become easier than ever. Businesses have few problems transcending borders, but the same cannot be said of innovation. Patent rights are territorial, and as a result, the patent records are primarily...

A Practitioner’s Mission to Improve Prosecution Results

A Practitioner’s Mission to Improve Prosecution Results

Who would have thought that “search and rescue” could find its way into a patent attorney’s job description? While the patent version of a search and rescue may not be as dangerous or adventurous as the real deal, changing our perspective on the work that we do can...

Integrating for Better Performance With LexisNexis PatentOptimizer®

Integrating for Better Performance With LexisNexis PatentOptimizer®

The LexisNexis PatentOptimizer® patent drafting tool has earned a reputation among users for helping them quickly produce patent document drafts that perform better among USPTO patent examiners. PatentOptimizer® users can spend less time drafting patent applications...

Strategic Drafting With Patent Analytics Tools

Strategic Drafting With Patent Analytics Tools

There is a method to the madness of matching a USPTO patent examiner to each patent application. A lot happens before an examiner is assigned to a newly filed application. The USPTO first considers which team of examiners (called an “art unit”) is best suited to...

Exploring Patent Relationships to Enhance Understanding

Exploring Patent Relationships to Enhance Understanding

Innovation is a process that requires continually building on existing ideas and applying our current knowledge to produce something new. The patent documents of the world tell the story of our technological progress. While an individual patent may be a very limited...

Patent Search Tools: The Difference a Folder Can Make

Patent Search Tools: The Difference a Folder Can Make

People tend to underestimate the power of a file folder. While a folder is a simple tool, it actually has significant power that allows for the collection and organization of documents. When coupled with technology, a folder of patent references can become even more....

Using USPTO Archives to Generate Office Action Responses

Using USPTO Archives to Generate Office Action Responses

​There is a nearly unfathomable amount of patent data in the archives of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). According to the most recent “U.S. Patent Statistics Chart” published by the USPTO’s Patent Technology Monitoring Team (accessible here),...

How Patent Analytics Can Improve Patent Prosecution Outcomes

How Patent Analytics Can Improve Patent Prosecution Outcomes

Patent prosecution tactics are the decisions made by patent professionals to maneuver their patent applications through the patent process as efficiently as possible. Due to the nature of the patent process, implementing the right tactics at the right time is both an...

Reducing Costs by Investing in Patent Quality

Reducing Costs by Investing in Patent Quality

Everyone wants to get off on the right foot, whether it be making a good first impression with a new acquaintance or with the patent office. In patent prosecution, the first documents submitted to the USPTO provide patent examiners with their initial understanding of...

CPC Classification: The New Approach to Assigning Art Units

CPC Classification: The New Approach to Assigning Art Units

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been in the process of revising its patent classification methods for many years. Through a joint effort with the European Patent Office, the USPTO began using the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system...

Patent Data as an Offensive and Defensive Strategy

Patent Data as an Offensive and Defensive Strategy

Companies that fully integrate the management of their patent portfolio into their business strategy are often more successful and run more effective operations. Patent attorney Paul Hylarides believes that patent managers should be given a more prominent role in the...