Another year has come and gone, but new patent products bring promise to 2019. If you are looking to improve in the upcoming year, LexisNexis® IP has resolved to help you in all aspects of the patent workflow by providing tools that are sure to help you meet your goals.
Resolution #1: Broaden Your Patent Search
Resolution #2: Become a Better Writer
In most contexts, being a good writer could mean someone who is prolific or who can tell a colorful story using language alone. In patent prosecution, good writing, or good patent drafting, is writing within a patent application that meets patent guidelines, is appropriately broad, and that results in a granted patent with limited pushback from a patent examiner. LexisNexis PatentOptimizer® can help you draft strong, defensible patents by ensuring sufficient written descriptions. It can help you identify: vague and indefinite claim language, claim terms that lack proper antecedent basis, functional claim language without the recitation of corresponding structure in the specification, and can detect and correct inconsistent part names and numbers.