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How Signals picks up on market trends that everyone else is missing

How Signals picks up on market trends that everyone else is missing

Signals Analytics develops data tools for companies that are looking for profound insights on the latest market trends. LexisNexis’ raw patent data plays a crucial role in the powerful, predictive analyses they make. “Patent data is one of the most important signals...

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 2021 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...

Myths of Litigated Patents

Myths of Litigated Patents

In the world of patent analytics, patent data serves two primary purposes. For one, it acts as a snapshot of the past, helping to show history in the form of patent statistics pertaining to the USPTO, patent examiners and patent applicants. The second key function of...

Do This, Not That: Tips for More Efficient Patent Searches

Do This, Not That: Tips for More Efficient Patent Searches

Times are changing, and when it comes to conducting global patent searches, change is for the better. As patent search tools evolve, patent professionals must continue to understand the tools that are available to make them more effective in performing their jobs....

Identifying Relevant Patent Records in Global Patent Search Results

Identifying Relevant Patent Records in Global Patent Search Results

Modern patent search tools have granted an incredible amount of power to patent professionals. At one point, a global patent search was only able to be completed by searching the many patent databases that are maintained by patent authorities around the world. A...

Avoiding Section 112(b) Rejections With Patent Drafting Tools

Avoiding Section 112(b) Rejections With Patent Drafting Tools

One of the most important jobs performed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and its patent examiners is to ensure that the patents they issue make it clear to the public exactly what invention is being protected. Giving the public notice of the...

The Hero’s Journey and the Four Champions of Patent Prosecution

The Hero’s Journey and the Four Champions of Patent Prosecution

Most people are familiar with the “hero’s journey.” Popularized by Joseph Campbell in the mid-twentieth century, it describes the common progression of the stages in literary or cinematic epics that our favorite heroes experience. There are 12 total stages in the...

Use Digital Briefcases for Patent Portfolio Analytics

Use Digital Briefcases for Patent Portfolio Analytics

When patent practitioners utilize patent portfolio management software the ways in which patent portfolios can be assembled and analyzed are practically endless. The LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® patent prosecution platform makes it easy for patent professionals to build...

Sophisticated Solutions for Patent Portfolio Management

Sophisticated Solutions for Patent Portfolio Management

​The benefits of patent data and analytics are clear at every stage of the patent process. From helping patent prosecutors strategically draft patent application content to predicting a patent examiner’s next move in prosecution, having more information on hand leads...

Improve Your Patent Search Experience

Improve Your Patent Search Experience

Most patent search tools are purely utilitarian. They provide access to patent documents in a database but do very little to make searching a pleasurable experience. LexisNexis® IP designs its products with its users in mind. That is why the LexisNexis TotalPatent...

Patent Analytics Seminar 2020: On-Demand Event

Patent Analytics Seminar 2020: On-Demand Event

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...

Patenting Software in Canada: On-Demand Webinar

Patenting Software in Canada: On-Demand Webinar

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...

Rejection is Nothing to Fear

Rejection is Nothing to Fear

Rejection can be an excellent teacher; it both highlights our mistakes and presents us with an opportunity to learn from them. In patent prosecution, a rejection from the USPTO can help patent professionals understand how patent examiners approach their patentability...

Imagining More From USPTO Patent Statistics

Imagining More From USPTO Patent Statistics

The power of up-to-date, accurate USPTO patent statistics becomes apparent to many patent practitioners after only a short time in the trenches of patent prosecution. Having access to USPTO patent data and analytics features allows professionals to make more accurate...

Monitor Patent Applications and Portfolios From All Angles

Monitor Patent Applications and Portfolios From All Angles

A lot of time and energy is spent on patent monitoring. From monitoring for patent prosecution updates to monitoring the relative strength of patent portfolios over time, staying consistently up to date gives patent practitioners the power to keep their patent...

Take Control of the Patent Process

Take Control of the Patent Process

The patent process is rife with uncontrollable variables that are material to the outcome of patent prosecution—the most illustrative example is the predisposition of the patent examiner assigned to the case. The ability to manage and operate in uncertainty is a mark...

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® Enhancements Now Available

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® Enhancements Now Available

Patents can be among a company’s most significant assets. In order to protect, develop and maintain these valuable assets, IP professionals and researchers need a patent research tool that yields both complete and relevant content from authorities across the globe....

Five Election Patents that Shaped the Democratic Process

Five Election Patents that Shaped the Democratic Process

As great as the election processes of the United States are compared to those of many other nations, voting in the United States has always had room for improvement. Where there is room for improvement, innovation follows, and the five following United States Patent...

A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents: Part 2

A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents: Part 2

Earlier in 2020, LexisNexis® IP was honored to have USPTO Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfield join a webinar panel to discuss the state of the United States patent office. In our recent article, “A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents (Part 1),” we...

A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents: Part 1

A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents: Part 1

If there is anything positive to say about the year 2020, it is that it has been a year of deep reflection with a desire to improve in all aspects of our lives. In the darkness of a global pandemic and a state of social unrest, opportunities have arisen to revise our...

Five Stages for Patent Efficiency

Five Stages for Patent Efficiency

Patent applicants and professionals are in for the long haul when they enter patent prosecution, which typically unfolds over the course of several years. The silver lining of the lengthy patent process is that each subsequent stage presents an opportunity to use...