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Response to Office Actions—Weighing Options

Response to Office Actions—Weighing Options

Contrary to many clients’ perceptions, it is always open to interpretation whether an invention deserves patent protection. Every USPTO patent examiner is unique in their outlook and opinions, and have their own way of interpreting the patentability of a specific...

Use Patent Data to Understand USPTO Examiners

Use Patent Data to Understand USPTO Examiners

Getting to know someone is hard and getting to the level of really understanding someone takes even more effort . . . usually. When it comes to patent prosecution, patent data and analytics make the process to understand USPTO examiners easier than ever. Here are a...

SDGs vs ESGs: What is the Better Measure of Sustainability?

SDGs vs ESGs: What is the Better Measure of Sustainability?

As sustainability has become a top value indicator for investors and a key decision-making factor for consumers, companies are searching for effective ways to measure and prove their sustainable contributions. But with so many subjective interpretations of what...

How Patents Can Bring Transparency to Sustainability

How Patents Can Bring Transparency to Sustainability

Sustainability has fast become the world’s most critical initiative. Across the globe, companies are searching for strategies on how to identify, measure and prove sustainable contributions. In 2015 all United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for...

Quality Patent Searches with LexisNexis TotalPatent One®

Quality Patent Searches with LexisNexis TotalPatent One®

It may sound outlandish but constructing and executing quality patent searches has a lot in common with erecting any physical structure. It is best to begin with a solid foundation in either scenario but, in the case of patent searches, the foundation’s quality...

Fashion, Social Media and eCommerce Collide with Counterfeiters 

Fashion, Social Media and eCommerce Collide with Counterfeiters 

Social media has revolutionized so many facets of society and commerce. Created to connect people, brands quickly realized that these powerful tools were a natural fit for consumer engagement. These channels deliver a captive audience that comes specifically to each...

Four Tips to Avoid or Handle Office Actions

Four Tips to Avoid or Handle Office Actions

Responding to an office action can cost patent applicants an average of $3,000. Naturally, both patent applicants and patent attorneys strive to avoid office actions whenever possible or, alternatively, handle them effectively and efficiently. LexisNexis® Intellectual...

Patent Prosecution Analytics: No Longer Just a Nice to Have

Patent Prosecution Analytics: No Longer Just a Nice to Have

In a recent webinar, the LexisNexis® Intellectual Property team offered patent practitioners several convincing reasons for integrating patent prosecution analytics into their processes. Patent data and analytics can be leveraged in many ways throughout patent...

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®...