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How USPTO Examiner Type Affects Patents: Part 4

How USPTO Examiner Type Affects Patents: Part 4

By Michael Sartori & Matt WelchLaw360 (August 21, 2020, 2:25 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 PatentAdvisor database for each year from 2009 to 2019, for...

Patent Drafting Tools: Three Key Advantages

Patent Drafting Tools: Three Key Advantages

Patent practitioners may be able to work remotely in their pajamas from time to time, but, unlike their personal appearances, patent practitioners should keep their patent applications looking tiptop at all times. Much like a well-rounded grooming routine that can...

Opportunities to Win with Patent Analytics

Opportunities to Win with Patent Analytics

There are plenty of opportunities to win throughout the patent process. It begins with winning a potential client’s approval, and it hopefully ends with winning a granted patent and the client’s satisfaction. Along the way, everyone wins if prosecution goes smoothly...

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 to either delay or compact prosecution while still...

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 resources, whether they be manufacturing...

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 searches are still being limited to only a few...

Impact of USPTO Examiners on Prosecution Outcomes: On-Demand Webinar

Impact of USPTO Examiners on Prosecution Outcomes: On-Demand Webinar

There is wide examiner variability at the USPTO, understanding this and how it affects the prosecution process and outcomes is of the utmost importance for patent practitioners. Discover the impact of the type of examiner by exploring important milestones in the life...

Using the Patent Asset Index™ for Company Portfolio Evaluations

Using the Patent Asset Index™ for Company Portfolio Evaluations

Company portfolio evaluations can inform key business decisions in a variety of ways, but the task of analyzing a patent portfolio is not as simple as it seems. In addition to considering straightforward, objective patent portfolio information, such as the total...

IP Landscape for Machine Learning Patents

IP Landscape for Machine Learning Patents

What is an IP Landscape?An intellectual property landscape is a thorough overview of current patents and practices in any technical space. By providing references, documentation, and a holistic view, an IP landscape can show potential for legal validity and inform...

Dissecting the Alice Case: Six Years in the Making

Dissecting the Alice Case: Six Years in the Making

It has been six full years since the decision in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014), which shook the world of United States patent law and left many patent owners, examiners and practitioners reevaluating their views on what is patentable. Since Alice, the...

How USPTO Examiner Type Affects Patents: Part 2

How USPTO Examiner Type Affects Patents: Part 2

By Michael Sartori & Matt WelchLaw360 (June 16, 2020, 12:13 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 PatentAdvisor database for each year from 2009 to 2019, for...

Overcoming Patent Examiner Variability: Three Key Takeaways

Overcoming Patent Examiner Variability: Three Key Takeaways

Understanding how the patent process works, all the way down to the level of individual behaviors, opens up so many opportunities for better patent prosecution outcomes. USPTO patent data and analytics allow us to not only see the variability in the behaviors of...

How USPTO Examiner Type Affects Patents – Webinar Recording

How USPTO Examiner Type Affects Patents – Webinar Recording

What you’ll learn in this webinar:Types of IndefinitenessLearn about the types of problems that patent applications face and what patent practitioners should do.Nautilus and Its ProgenyGet a look inside the Nautilus, Inc. ruling and a view of where we stand today with...

Win New Business with the PatentAdvisor Efficiency Score™

Win New Business with the PatentAdvisor Efficiency Score™

Patent data and analytics now play an important role in helping law firms win new business. Firms can now quantify their performance against the patent office using USPTO patent data, and highlight their most favorable patent metrics to earn a prospective clients...

Evaluating Outside Legal Counsel: Best Methods

Evaluating Outside Legal Counsel: Best Methods

Companies and their in-house counsel face many challenges when working with outside legal counsel. To begin with, choosing the right patent law firm to work with is trickier than one might expect. Not only do law firms often specialize in a specific field or...

Patent Issuance: A Road Map to Success

Patent Issuance: A Road Map to Success

There is no doubt that patent professionals gain a better understanding of patent examiners as they interact with them over time—they learn how to more effectively read and interact with the individuals who will eventually cast judgment on their patent applications....