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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Financial Times: “Digitization Climbs up Legal Agenda”

Financial Times: “Digitization Climbs up Legal Agenda”

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...

5 Consequences of Patent Data Errors: The Applicant Name Field

5 Consequences of Patent Data Errors: The Applicant Name Field

It’s the first rule of statistics: if the data behind an analysis is inaccurate, the results of the analysis will be just as inaccurate and unreliable. For patent information users, the consequences of bad data usage are huge and can range anywhere from wrongful...

Volvo Cars’ Electrified Future

Volvo Cars’ Electrified Future

  Did you know that the first rough version of an electric car was invented in the 1830s? Yet, cars were powered by internal combustion engines until 1990, when the first hybrid electrical vehicles emerged on the market. As with any big technology, the transition...

Patent Data as an Offensive and Defensive Strategy

Patent Data as an Offensive and Defensive Strategy

Companies that fully integrate the management of their patent portfolio into their business strategy are often more successful and run more effective operations. Patent attorney Paul Hylarides believes that patent managers should be given a more prominent role in the...

How Signals picks up on market trends that everyone else is missing

How Signals picks up on market trends that everyone else is missing

Signals Analytics develops data tools for companies that are looking for profound insights on the latest market trends. LexisNexis’ raw patent data plays a crucial role in the powerful, predictive analyses they make. “Patent data is one of the most important signals...

Monitor Patent Applications and Portfolios From All Angles

Monitor Patent Applications and Portfolios From All Angles

A lot of time and energy is spent on patent monitoring. From monitoring for patent prosecution updates to monitoring the relative strength of patent portfolios over time, staying consistently up to date gives patent practitioners the power to keep their patent...

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...

5 Ways to Use Patent Data Analytics to Boost Business Development

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...

Four Ways to Respond When Monitoring Patent Applications

Four Ways to Respond When Monitoring Patent Applications

There is a lot to be gained from a little surveillance. In the patent prosecution world, surveillance means monitoring the progress of both your own patent applications and applications filed by others so that you can better plan your next actions. Having systems in...

Patent Monitoring: Five Enticing Benefits of Automation

Patent Monitoring: Five Enticing Benefits of Automation

The importance of active patent monitoring cannot be stressed enough. Receiving critical information as early as possible affords patent applicants ample time to develop and implement patent prosecution strategies. Monitoring helps to keep an eye on competition, and...

Defensive Prosecution Monitoring with LexisNexis® PAIR Watch

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

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 applications in the...

Are You Wasting Too Much Money on Extension Fees?

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?

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...

New Legislation: A Golden Age for Trade Secret Trolls?

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

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...