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...

Evaluate Patent Records Early in the Patent Process

Evaluate Patent Records Early in the Patent Process Patent analysis is not just something to be done once throughout the patent process. Analyses of prior art references, patent drafts and patent examiner data all have their place and provide their own unique insights...

Use Modern Patent Search Tools for Better Results

Use Modern Patent Search Tools for Better Results It is easy to develop tunnel vision when doing the things that we do the most. It seems practical, whether consciously considered or not, to keep performing tasks the same way we always have rather than committing time...

Patent Tools for Avoiding Office Actions

Patent Tools for Avoiding Office Actions Problems are generally much less costly to avoid than to fix. A simple oil change can help prevent a blown engine, and a green salad here and there can help prevent future disease. For patent practitioners, thorough planning...