A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents: Part 2

A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents: Part 2 Earlier in 2020, LexisNexis® IP was honored to have USPTO Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfield join a webinar panel to discuss the state of the United States patent office. In our recent article, “A...

A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents: Part 1

A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents: Part 1 If there is anything positive to say about the year 2020, it is that it has been a year of deep reflection with a desire to improve in all aspects of our lives. In the darkness of a global pandemic and a state...

Five Stages for Patent Efficiency

Five Stages for Patent Efficiency Patent applicants and professionals are in for the long haul when they enter patent prosecution, which typically unfolds over the course of several years. The silver lining of the lengthy patent process is that each subsequent stage...

How USPTO Examiner Type Affects Patents: Part 1

How USPTO Examiner Type Affects Patents: Part 1 By Michael Sartori & Matt Welch Law360 (May 15, 2020, 5:32 PM EDT) Patent procurement at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is affected by the type of examiner. We gathered data from the LexisNexis...