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...

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...

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 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...

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®...