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...

Fast Examiners; Slow Examiners; and Patent Allowance

Fast Examiners; Slow Examiners; and Patent Allowance Although we know that individual patent examiners can greatly affect an inventor’s chance to (1) get a patent at all and (2) get it in a timely way, there has been very little work determining how examiners are able...

Assessing Patent Rights in a Global Market

Assessing Patent Rights in a Global Market Generally speaking, an integrated world is great for business. Currently the world is so integrated in terms of information exchange and logistics, that businesses based on opposite sides of the planet can easily share their...

Four Reasons to Search with a Global Mindset

Four Reasons to Search with a Global Mindset The world is the same size it has always been, but it definitely feels smaller. We are united by information, which has drastically increased the need to approach patent searches with a global mindset. If your patent...