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Prior Art Research

Prior Art Research

Conducting prior art research before filing a patent application can have a profound influence on patent strategies and outcomes. Not only can understanding prior art help to determine whether an invention is patentable, but it can also inform how a patent application...

Patent Analysis Tools for Objective Application Review

Patent Analysis Tools for Objective Application Review

Why is it so hard to be objective when reviewing our work? For patent practitioners, a comprehensive, objective application review before it is submitted to the USPTO—a check on both substance and form—can help to avoid many headaches down the road. Yet, despite the...

The Rise of Systemic Abuse Networks

The Rise of Systemic Abuse Networks

A version of this article originally appeared on Appdetex.com. It’s no secret brand abuse is on the rise. To get a clearer picture of the nature of this increase, Appdetex examined domain enforcement activity from a sample of their clients.  They found that, on...

Patent Data Quality for Reliable Legal Opinions

Patent Data Quality for Reliable Legal Opinions

Having access to accurate and complete patent data is imperative for any patent professional looking to provide exceptional service to their clients. When patent professionals provide counsel based on incomplete patent information, the reliability of their opinions...

Evaluate Patent Records Early in the Patent Process

Evaluate Patent Records Early in the Patent Process

Patent analysis is not just something to be done once throughout the patent process. Analyses of prior art references, patent drafts and patent examiner data all have their place and provide their own unique insights that help patent professionals better serve their...

Four Tips to Stop Brand Abuse Ahead of 11/11

Four Tips to Stop Brand Abuse Ahead of 11/11

Singles Day, which takes place on November 11 (11/11), is a holiday in China for single people to celebrate their independent relationship status and lavish themselves with gifts. It is a massive day for retail and the most successful online shopping day in the world,...

Evaluate Patent Portfolios Based on Quantity and Quality

Evaluate Patent Portfolios Based on Quantity and Quality

What is the best way to evaluate a patent portfolio? Do you take the phrase literally and evaluate a portfolio based on the number of patents it contains, or is there a better way? The LexisNexis® PatentSight® innovation analytics platform offers multiple tools and...

Use Modern Patent Search Tools for Better Results

Use Modern Patent Search Tools for Better Results

It is easy to develop tunnel vision when doing the things that we do the most. It seems practical, whether consciously considered or not, to keep performing tasks the same way we always have rather than committing time and energy to exploring alternative solutions to...

Patent Tools for Avoiding Office Actions

Patent Tools for Avoiding Office Actions

Problems are generally much less costly to avoid than to fix. A simple oil change can help prevent a blown engine, and a green salad here and there can help prevent future disease. For patent practitioners, thorough planning and drafting can help prevent the issuance...

How Patents Became a Managing Board Agenda Item at Siemens

How Patents Became a Managing Board Agenda Item at Siemens

Have you ever wondered how leading companies integrate their IP activities into the innovation process and measure the quality of their patent portfolios? Beat Weibel, chief IP counsel at Siemens, explains why he chose to change the company’s patent strategy and how...

Five Insights From My Conversation With the USPTO Commissioner

Five Insights From My Conversation With the USPTO Commissioner

By: Megan McLoughlin, Director of Prosecution Products, LexisNexis® IP | August 9, 2021Want some insider intel on what’s happening at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? I recently had the opportunity to join a webinar panel with Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog®...

Manage Innovation in Times of Crisis With Patent Analytics

Manage Innovation in Times of Crisis With Patent Analytics

If anything has been brought to light in recent years, it is that crises can occur at any time without warning. When caught off guard by a crisis, businesses often need to respond by tightening their budgets and being more selective of the innovation they fund. But...

What Makes a Brand Resilient?

What Makes a Brand Resilient?

With endless destinations in today’s vast digital landscape, fraud is proliferating. This reality requires brands to go beyond defense tactics and practice extra diligence in protecting their intellectual property. There are many implications of intellectual property...

Must-Have Patent Visualization Tools

Must-Have Patent Visualization Tools

It may be a cliché to say that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but the patent data visualization tools that are now available to law firms suggest that the old saying may also be an understatement. The LexisNexis® PatentSight® innovation analytics platform...

Fuel Research and Development With Innovation Analytics

Fuel Research and Development With Innovation Analytics

Research and development (R&D) is a crucial process for innovative businesses. It can expand a company’s industry knowledge and provide the fuel needed to recognize new opportunities that lead to valuable new products and processes. It also helps companies find...

Business Intelligence and Reliable, Global Patent Data

Business Intelligence and Reliable, Global Patent Data

Modern data analytics have propelled the concept of business intelligence into the spotlight in recent years. Businesses slice and dice data from all sorts of sources, including those from customer relationship management systems, supply chain records, operations...

Expanding Roles with Patent-Driven Business Intelligence

Expanding Roles with Patent-Driven Business Intelligence

Patent attorneys wear many different hats as patent drafters, prosecutors and problem solvers, but their role as an advisor outside of the patent process is often overlooked. Patent professionals have knowledge and experience that can be applied to help their clients...

Streamline the Patent Process with Research and Drafting Tools

Streamline the Patent Process with Research and Drafting Tools

As patent practitioners, we often acknowledge and utilize the stages of the patent process to manage expectations, while providing a road map to our clients. We begin with prior art searches, and if the results look promising, we move on to drafting a patent...

M&A Due Diligence with LexisNexis® PatentSight®

M&A Due Diligence with LexisNexis® PatentSight®

Patent practitioners have unique skill sets that are typically reserved for patent prosecution. However, those skills can be quite valuable in other areas, such as when extensive due diligence is required for a client considering the acquisition of another company....

Three Ways Scammers Target the World’s Biggest Sporting Event

Three Ways Scammers Target the World’s Biggest Sporting Event

Covid-19 isn’t the only nuisance antagonizing this year’s Summer Games in Tokyo. Concerted efforts by scammers to capitalize on the world’s most anticipated sporting event are underway, highlighting the escalating requirement for smarter and more efficient brand...

Patent Analytics and the Three Personalities of Patent Prosecution

Patent Analytics and the Three Personalities of Patent Prosecution

Why is it so difficult to predict the course of patent prosecution? To begin, patent law and patentability requirements are hardly black and white. Patentability is often open to interpretation, and reasonable minds often differ in their opinions. Moreover, the patent...

On-Demand Webinar: A Conversation with the USPTO Commissioner

On-Demand Webinar: A Conversation with the USPTO Commissioner

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...