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Four Reasons to Search with a Global Mindset

Four Reasons to Search with a Global Mindset

The world is the same size it has always been, but it definitely feels smaller. We are united by information, which has drastically increased the need to approach patent searches with a global mindset. If your patent searches are still being limited to only a few...

Upcoming Webinar: Impact of USPTO Examiners on Prosecution Outcomes

Upcoming Webinar: Impact of USPTO Examiners on Prosecution Outcomes

There is wide examiner variability at the USPTO, understanding this and how it affects the prosecution process and outcomes is of the utmost importance for patent practitioners. Discover the impact of the type of examiner by exploring important milestones in the life...

Using the Patent Asset Index™ for Company Portfolio Evaluations

Using the Patent Asset Index™ for Company Portfolio Evaluations

Company portfolio evaluations can inform key business decisions in a variety of ways, but the task of analyzing a patent portfolio is not as simple as it seems. In addition to considering straightforward, objective patent portfolio information, such as the total...

IP Landscape for Machine Learning Patents

IP Landscape for Machine Learning Patents

What is an IP Landscape?An intellectual property landscape is a thorough overview of current patents and practices in any technical space. By providing references, documentation, and a holistic view, an IP landscape can show potential for legal validity and inform...

Dissecting the Alice Case: Six Years in the Making

Dissecting the Alice Case: Six Years in the Making

It has been six full years since the decision in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014), which shook the world of United States patent law and left many patent owners, examiners and practitioners reevaluating their views on what is patentable. Since Alice, the...

How USPTO Examiner Type Affects Patents – Webinar Recording

How USPTO Examiner Type Affects Patents – Webinar Recording

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...

Evaluating Outside Legal Counsel: Best Methods

Evaluating Outside Legal Counsel: Best Methods

Companies and their in-house counsel face many challenges when working with outside legal counsel. To begin with, choosing the right patent law firm to work with is trickier than one might expect. Not only do law firms...

Patent Issuance: A Road Map to Success

Patent Issuance: A Road Map to Success

There is no doubt that patent professionals gain a better understanding of patent examiners as they interact with them over time—they learn how to more effectively read and interact with the individuals who will...

How USPTO Examiner Type Affects Patents

How USPTO Examiner Type Affects Patents

By Michael Sartori & Matt WelchOriginally published on Law360.com Michael Sartori, a partner, and Matt Welch, an associate at Baker Botts, LLP used data from LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® to complete an analysis on ten...

The Medical Ventilator Market and Patent Protection

The Medical Ventilator Market and Patent Protection

A major contributor to the severity of the COVID-19 crisis is that medical providers simply do not have enough ventilators to meet current patient needs. Individuals with COVID-19 who develop breathing difficulties...

A History of Diseases Triumphed by Innovation

A History of Diseases Triumphed by Innovation

The world is a scary place right now as we all watch the global COVID-19 pandemic continue to grow and impact the lives of everyone. Between the social distancing and relentless media coverage, it is easy to fall into...

How to Search a Patent Idea To Match Company Needs

How to Search a Patent Idea To Match Company Needs

Patent searches provide value beyond their use in patent prosecution—they tell stories of business and innovation, both past and future. When properly tailored to a specific need, the stories told by patent search...

Three Inventions Helping Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Three Inventions Helping Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Drastic measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 have already been implemented around the globe, including forced closures of “non-essential” businesses and “shelter-in-place” orders issued by many state and local...