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When Patent Applications Linger In Prosecution

When Patent Applications Linger In Prosecution

Bad things happen when patent applications linger in prosecution for too long. Patent applications tend to get stuck between filing and issuance only when significant obstacles arise. Obstacles, such as office actions issued by the patent office, are costly and can be...

How Net Zero Energy Research Translates Into Real-World Applications

How Net Zero Energy Research Translates Into Real-World Applications

In a recent webinar, we discussed our analysis of current and projected worldwide innovation and investment trends spurred by the United Nations–endorsed “net zero” mandate to zero out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Net zero will be a significant driver of both...

The Effects of Efficient Patent Drafting

The Effects of Efficient Patent Drafting

Patent prosecution is a marathon that demands quality performance every step of the way. The way patent professionals approach the many hours they spend on patent searches, prior art analyses, and patent application drafting has implications that can last for years...

Pop Culture Patents: The Modern Space Race

Pop Culture Patents: The Modern Space Race

The modern space race looks much different than its predecessor. Rather than a battle among government superpowers, the competition to travel even further into space is now being led by the private sector. Innovative, big-dreaming billionaires have taken the reins and...

A Perspective on Artificial Intelligence Patent Applications

A Perspective on Artificial Intelligence Patent Applications

The topic of artificial intelligence (AI) is practically inescapable these days. AI broadly refers to technologies and systems comprised of software or hardware that perform tasks and iteratively improve themselves based on the information they collect. Regardless of...

COVID-19 Effect on Pharmaceutical Innovation

COVID-19 Effect on Pharmaceutical Innovation

By: Sarbani Chattopadhyay, Consultant, Customer Success, LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions  As the world reaches the 2-year milestone of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed remarkable developments in efforts to fight the virus. Whether in the form of...

Who Is Developing Sustainable Technologies?

Who Is Developing Sustainable Technologies?

With the rising emphasis on sustainability across all sectors of business and a growing need for ways to track and measure sustainable development and impact, we tapped into the global patent data housed in LexisNexis® PatentSight® for an unprecedented worldwide view...

What To Do After a Final Office Action

What To Do After a Final Office Action

Patent professionals can only argue with their patent examiners for so long before an examiner issues a "final" office action. Fortunately, receiving a final office action does not mean the end of hope for patent applicants. Filing either a Request for Continued...

5 Highlights from the Inaugural “Innovation Momentum” Report

5 Highlights from the Inaugural “Innovation Momentum” Report

Last month, we published the inaugural edition of “Innovation Momentum 2022: The Global Top 100,” a report developed to spotlight true technological contemporaries across industries. With a new, unique methodology supported by data analysis from patent analytics...

Use Patent Alerts to Protect Your Time

Use Patent Alerts to Protect Your Time

Stephen R. Covey, the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, once said that "[w]e accomplish all that we do through delegation—either to time or to other people." Naturally, it is important to reserve our valuable time for the tasks that require our...

3 Reasons Companies Should Monitor Competitors’ Patent Filings

3 Reasons Companies Should Monitor Competitors’ Patent Filings

The ability to compete in the market is key to any company's survival, and many use patents to gain an upper hand. Diligent companies not only focus on their own patent filings but also track their competitors' filings to help ensure their longevity and prosperity....

Patent Analysis Tools for Intellectual Property Counsel

Patent Analysis Tools for Intellectual Property Counsel

Whether you work as in-house or outside intellectual property counsel, patent portfolio management tends to be an area ripe for improvement. Managing many patent projects and the work of multiple patent professionals is inherently challenging when you don’t have the...

Apply Qualitative Data to Your Patent Prosecution Strategy

Apply Qualitative Data to Your Patent Prosecution Strategy

Patent professionals have long benefited from data driven insights to guide the prosecution strategy and deliver positive outcomes, however this data focuses on events that happened during prosecution and does not give insight into qualitative aspects such as how...

Three Obstacles to Overcome for Efficient Patent Searches

Three Obstacles to Overcome for Efficient Patent Searches

Determining the patentability of an invention is notoriously difficult. Not only do patent professionals need a firm grasp on applicable patent laws and procedures, but they must also be able to sift through and understand an abundance of information to determine how...

Integration of Automation in the Patent Process

Integration of Automation in the Patent Process

Automation has come a long way in a short amount of time, thanks to developments in big data, machine learning, robotics and the Internet of Things. Many people and businesses have grown accustomed to having software and machines perform tasks that humans once...

Performance Checks to Provide Better Patent Services

Performance Checks to Provide Better Patent Services

Improvement is iterative. It often arises from an accumulation of small changes that stem from experience and self-awareness. Before making changes, one must first be aware of steps that will likely lead to better results. Performance checks help to identify issues to...