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#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,...

Mixing Up 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...

Taking Patent Analytics to the Next Level

When Chris Holt created the "Examiner Allowance Rate" metric for what would become LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® over 10 years ago, it was a breakthrough innovation in the area of patent prosecution. For the first time, IP attorneys and other patent professionals had...

Pop Culture Patents: Samsung’s Flying Display

Launched initially as a trading company, South Korea’s Samsung has managed to innovate and reinvent itself time and again since being founded eighty years ago on March 1, 1938. Since it opened its doors, Samsung has survived and thrived throughout several phases of...

Finding Freedom to Operate

When inventions are conceived, one of the first actions people take is the performance of a patentability search to determine whether pursuing the invention could be fruitful. People tend to easily understand the value of a patent - they understand the amount of money...

Webinar: Drafting Quality Patents: Avoiding §112 Rejections

The value of a patent, for better or worse, is related to the likelihood that it could be successfully defended against challenges. In the past it was believed that there was safety in numbers. Today, higher quality patents are strategically preferable to collecting...

#37: The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis: Book Review

Chris and Megan discuss the sequel to Moneyball, in which Michael Lewis points out flaws in human decision-making that have applicability to patent prosecution. Like most experts, patent practitioners have inherent biases that can negatively impact their...

#36 Birth of the Ultimate Metric

Chris introduces Megan to a revolutionary way of measuring patent examiner behavior: PatentAdvisor ETA™. Unlike allowance rate, ETA™, provides an estimate of both the chances of and time to allowance. And because it is based solely upon the...

Data Analytics Take Flight in the 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are underway in PyeongChang and viewers are once again captivated as the world’s best athletes compete for Olympic gold. So much talent and patriotism is packed into only a few short weeks that it takes little time to get lost in the...

Pop Culture Patents: Coca-Cola’s Bottle Designs

The recipe for Coca-Cola is quite possibly the best-kept trade secret in the last century. It is also evidence that sometimes it is more valuable to keep product information confidential rather than to publish that information in exchange for patent protection. In...

TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC

In 2017, few patent cases created as much buzz as TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC lawsuit. Decided by the Supreme Court on May 22, many are still waiting to see what the Court’s decision will mean for the future of patent litigation, and, more...

Four Reasons to Search In-House

Patent practitioners need to conduct patent searches to answer a variety of questions. Is my client’s invention patentable? Is my client’s product infringing someone else’s patent? Is my client’s competitor’s patent even valid? What does the patent landscape look like...

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