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Pop Culture Patents: Uber Seeks Drunken Rider Recognition

Uber is no stranger to controversy. From regulatory disputes to employment issues, the company seems to push the envelope continually and, as a result, shape the way we go about our day-to-day lives for better or for worse. Surprisingly, their most recent...

#45: Patent Data Comparisons: Am I Better Than You?

Chris explains the concept of the "alignment report," a software tool for determining whether a company or law firm's prosecution performance is in line with what is normal at the USPTO. As he and Megan discuss the goals and potential pitfalls of such data...

#44: Can I Please Get A New Patent Examiner?

Chris and Megan discuss the challenges of getting a new examiner by filing a continuation application. In spite of the difficulties, this strategy has worked for some attorneys with the right tools—including LexisNexis PathWays™. PathWays predicts which...

Art Unit Investigation: Electric Vehicles

Global warming and our need for alternative fuel sources have been hot topics for conversation in society for decades now, and perhaps one of the more recognizable changes these issues have brought about can be seen in the automotive industries. Toyota® has been...

Aggressive Patent Prosecution

Patent prosecution can sometimes feel both passive and reactive. After a patent application is drafted, prepped, and submitted to the USPTO, a lot of waiting occurs. First, you wait briefly for an acknowledgment from the USPTO, then you wait for months to be contacted...

A Perfect Match for the Facebook Dating Patent

 A PERFECT MATCH: LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® and PatentAdvisor ETA™ Even if you don’t have a social media account that you check several times daily, there is no mistaking the prevalence of Facebook®, Twitter®, LinkedIn® and numerous other sites in our lives. Facebook...

How to Be a Patent Prosecution Triple Threat

The best patent professionals are diligent at all stages of patent prosecution. Patent practitioners must be able to find as much pertinent patent information as possible, know how to interpret the information they uncover and know how to use that information to...

4×4 Patent Searches to Make Your Life Easier

Patent searches are useful in many situations, and a thorough patent search could make or break a patent at any time. Whether you are exploring the patentability of an invention or if you are dealing with patent infringement, the LexisNexis TotalPatent One® patent...

Five Reasons Why ETA™ is the Best Predictor of Examiner Behavior

Patent prosecution analytics have proven to be tremendously valuable to patent practitioners looking to optimize their patent prosecution strategies and minimize costs for their clients. Used as guideposts, commonly utilized patent metrics, such as a patent examiner’s...

#43: Zynga and the Impact of Classification

Chris and Megan review the prosecution history and examiner statistics for U.S. Patent No. 8,272,961, a patent owned by gaming giant Zynga. The patent covers a broad range of online gameplay but was issued surprisingly quickly. However, even more...

Webinar: The Art of Winning in Patent Litigation – A Conversation

What You’ll Learn in This On-Demand Webinar HOW TO DRIVE YOUR ARGUMENTS Discover how to provide comprehensive intrinsic and extrinsic evidence to drive your claim construction arguments. HOW TO PINPOINT ERRORS Learn how to pinpoint fatal section 112 errors, identify...

#42: Prosecution Patterns with Professor Tu

Professor Sean Tu returns to talk to Chris and Megan about his research into what drives examiner behavioral patterns. His previous research revealed pockets of fast-moving and slow-moving examiners, but now he aims to answer the question "how are...

#41: Naughty Words in Pre-Grant Documents

Chris and Megan search through image file wrapper documents for oddities ranging from typographical errors to name-calling. Have you ever wondered how many times applicants lost their temper with the examiner on the record? Which art units issue the most...

Defensive Prosecution Monitoring with LexisNexis® PAIR Watch

Sports enthusiasts know that defense wins championships, but it is no less critical when it comes to business. Patent protection plays an essential role in any business's defensive strategy by preventing its competitors from making, using, or selling the valuable...

#40: Top 5 Audibles in Patent Prosecution

Chris and Megan pinpoint 5 prosecution scenarios where a strategy change may be necessary in light of the statistics. Like football, prosecution is a back-and-forth between the examiner and the applicant that requires constant reevaluation. For example,...

Better Patent Prosecution With PatentAdvisor ETA™

LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® patent prosecution tools are consistently on the cutting edge of prosecution analysis and strategy. Patent practitioners with access to PatentAdvisor™ use actionable USPTO patent data to anticipate and react to prosecution obstacles with far...

#39: Experience Matters More Than You Think

Chris and Megan discuss the importance of examiner experience in shaping prosecution strategy. Experience level is one of the factors in the calculation of ETA, PatentAdvisor’s proprietary metric that predicts the probability and difficulty of allowance,...

#38: Analytics Behind “Stupid Patent of the Month” Blog

Chris and Megan dive into the prosecution histories of several patents featured on the Stupid Patent of the Month blog. The blog was created before Alice to shine the spotlight on (arguably) overbroad software patents, but even after Alice the authors have...

Webinar: What Color is Your Examiner – Red, Yellow or Green?

How to Customize Your Prosecution Strategy Accordingly What You’ll Learn in This On Demand Webinar EXAMINER BEHAVIOR What would you change about your prosecution strategy if you knew more about your assigned examiner’s behavior and could identify cases that require...

Maintaining Healthy Patent Portfolios

How healthy is your company's patent portfolio? Many large companies take a shotgun approach to patent prosecution - relying on numerous patent applications and sheer force to take each patent application from filing to grant. However, with so many...

Webinar: The Patent Department of the Future

A perfect storm has caused in-house patent counsel to do more with less, lowering costs while increasing corporate asset value. If you continue to do things the way you always have, you could be...

The Pinnacle of Patent Search Evolution

Believe it or not, patent rights actually date back thousands of years to Ancient Greece. Not surprisingly, the patent system as it exists in the United States today is a much more recent development. When America was nothing more than a collection of colonies, there...

Challenging (In)Validity

Patent searches come in all shapes and sizes, and each search is designed with a particular goal in mind. Generally speaking, your patent searches can be categorized as either patentability searches, freedom-to-operate searches, or invalidity searches. Timing and...

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