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No Dice for Casino Games Patent

On December 28, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the USPTO’s rejection of a patent application titled “Casino Game and a Set of Six-Face Cubic Colored Dice” on the grounds that the patent application was directed at an abstract idea and...

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Bad Data In Prosecution Analytics

Patent data analytics is an invaluable tool for navigating patent prosecution as effectively and efficiently as possible, but it is important to remember that the data sets that will be most useful to you as a patent professional will change throughout the various...

Framing Your Patent Application for Easier Patent Prosecution

Patent practitioners often approach the patent process as if all patent examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will examine their patent application similarly. In reality, though there are procedural and substantive guidelines that all...

USPTO Profiles Women Inventors

In early February 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a document titled “Progress and Potential: A profile of women inventors on U.S. Patents.” Packed with interesting information about how and where women inventors have contributed to...

Going Green for Improved Patent Prosecution

Everyone is going green! And in this case, “going green” has nothing to do with our planet. Ever since LexisNexis® IP launched PatentAdvisor ETA™, the most predictive patent prosecution metric yet, patent professionals are striving to have their patent...

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...

Patenting a Championship

Innovations that Made the Super Bowl Safer and Cooler Super Bowl LIII is in the books with a record-breaking win. Like every Super Bowl before it, this year’s NFL championship was a spectacle not only of talent, but also technology. Unlike past championships, this...

#57: Pro se what? A Deep Dive into Art Unit 3649

Inspired by a listener's question, Chris and Megan do a deep dive into art unit 3649: the “pro se” art unit. The USPTO created this art unit in 2015 to help guide pro se applicants—those who choose to represent themselves before the USPTO—through the...

Artificial Intelligence Patent Applications in the News

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is creating much excitement for numerous industries thinking of new products and services with patent applications increasing to the USPTO for AI-related inventions. Kate Gaudry, a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton,...

#56: Put the “Lawyer” Back in Patent Lawyer

Patent practitioners typically turn to prosecution analytics to help them prosecute more efficiently. With the rise of fixed fees and a clientele that is constantly demanding more for less, there is significant pressure to complete tasks more quickly. But...

Infographic: Examiner Lottery Framework™

The future of patent analytics has arrived. Are you ready? Patent examiner variability exists at every level of the Patent Office. Now you can easily see how the variability impacts your pending patent applications. The three proprietary new metrics in LexisNexis...

#55: Win the Patent Examiner Lottery

Chris and Megan remind leaders about the new proprietary metric, ETA (Examiner Time Allocation) and introduce two new deeper dive metrics. Before you file, these metrics will give you an understanding of your chances of "winning the examiner lottery" that will help...

Seasons Greetings and Holiday Patents Worldwide

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived again. This week we dive into a breakdown of holiday patent applications filed around the globe and a few of the holiday patent applications published in recent years. Holiday Patent Breakdown Curious to know what types...

The Inside Scoop from a USPTO Patent Examiner

Only a handful of patent practitioners have seen the inner workings of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Yet, having an understanding of a patent examiner’s experience at the USPTO can be of great value. Given time, patent examiners evolve in their...

Sounding the Alarm for Superior Patent Examiner Metrics

Most patent statistics only tell a small part of the overall story. For example, the most heavily relied upon patent prosecution metric is a patent examiner’s allowance rate. Each examiner allowance rate communicates the percentage of patent applications an examiner...

Leveraging Patents to Shape the Future of Fitness

A look at the patent prosecution of fitness companies who are innovating for new ways to exercise. People are getting smarter about their workouts, and fitness technology is continually improving the way in which we push ourselves. There has been a boom in fitness and...

Five Election Patents that Shaped the Democratic Process

Midterm elections are now behind us and the nation has a restored our memory of the beauty and challenges that accompany our democratic processes. As great as our election processes are compared to those of many other nations, voting in the United States has always...

#54: Shades of Red

Chris talks with Megan about his recent experience deciding how to respond to a first office action. He discovered that his application has ended up with an examiner who has a high ETA (Examiner Time Allowance), indicating a slowness to grant patents....

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