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Macro vs. Micro Patent Prosecution Management

Defensive Prosecution Monitoring with LexisNexis® PAIR Watch

Sports enthusiasts know that defense wins championships, but it is no less critical when it comes to business. Patent protection plays an essential role in any business's defensive strategy by preventing its competitors from making, using, or selling the valuable...

Maintaining Healthy Patent Portfolios

How healthy is your company's patent portfolio? Many large companies take a shotgun approach to patent prosecution - relying on numerous patent applications and sheer force to take each patent application from filing to grant. However, with so many...

Are You Wasting Too Much Money on Extension Fees?

Do you know how much money your firm or in-house department is spending on fees for filing extensions? Whatever the amount, it is likely too much— most extension fees can be wholly prevented through smart, data-driven organizational methods. By utilizing legal...

Cutting Patent Prosecution Costs: Are There any Good Options?

There’s no secret that the ability to protect valuable intellectual property can lead to much wealth. The costs of obtaining a patent securing that technology, however, are not always the topic of conversation once a research breakthrough has occurred. A good hard...

The Evolutions of the USPTO

Over the most recent few decades, the USPTO has continued to grow and evolve in process, people and technology.  During the period between FY 2005 and FY 2011, the number of patent examiner’s increased from 4,258 to 6,685 (+57%) (4). By 2014, their numbers had swelled...

New Legislation: A Golden Age for Trade Secret Trolls?

Companies in recent decades have been beleaguered by cyber espionage and theft of proprietary materials and trade secrets. Most states have statutes creating a cause of action for companies to seek redress for these wrongs but currently no parallel cause of action...

The Value of Content in Your Patent Research Tool

A century ago, the population of the United States was 100 million. By 2006, there were 100 million websites on the Internet. And astronomers believe that there are about 100 million planets in our galaxy that could support life. Any way you look at it, 100 million is...

5 Ways to Use Patent Data Analytics to Boost Business Development

In today’s increasingly competitive legal industry, intellectual property attorneys face challenges from all sides. Small and medium-sized boutique IP firms may battle for market share against the IP giants, while big law firms may struggle to contain costs and...

3 Keys to Sound Claims Construction

The importance of sound, patentable claims in a patent application has always been important, but its importance has only increased since the implementation of first-to-file standard in March 2013 in the wake of the America Invents Act. Here are three tips for giving...

3 Things Patent Searchers Should Know About CPC

United States Patent Classification System has finally exited the realm of active classification schemes, following its European colleague ECLA into retirement. Its last day on the job at the USPTO was December 31, 2014. In its place, both the European Patent Office...

USPTO Data Analysis for Micro Entity Status Patent Applicants

The breakneck pace of innovation and the increased importance of intellectual property for companies doing business in the U.S. has not necessarily been good news for small manufacturers and independent inventors who have sometimes felt as though their access to the...

Predictive Analytics Give Patent Professionals the Edge

Patent professionals today are under increasing pressure to prosecute patent applications successfully to help IP-driven companies gain an edge on their competitors. The data-driven reports available through the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisor℠ suite of patent software...

LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® for Law Firms

As ever more talent flows into the field of intellectual property law, firms trying to establish or maintain a customer base in this increasingly competitive practice area need tools that will give them a distinct edge over their rivals. LexisNexis PatentAdvisor®, a...

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