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Patent Analytics and the Three Personalities of Patent Prosecution

Patent Analytics and the Three Personalities of Patent Prosecution

Why is it so difficult to predict the course of patent prosecution? To begin, patent law and patentability requirements are hardly black and white. Patentability is often open to interpretation, and reasonable minds often differ in their opinions. Moreover, the patent...

On-Demand Webinar: A Conversation with the USPTO Commissioner

On-Demand Webinar: A Conversation with the USPTO Commissioner

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...

On-Demand Webinar: Innovation Management in Times of Crisis

On-Demand Webinar: Innovation Management in Times of Crisis

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...

Omnichannel Fraud: 3 Intellectual Property Threats on the Web

Omnichannel Fraud: 3 Intellectual Property Threats on the Web

Today's digital landscape offers brands powerful tools to engage with their customers. Organizations use digital channels for E-commerce, customer services, marketing, and beyond creating touch points all across the web. This drives ease of doing business but it also...

On-Demand Webinar: Saving the World with Patents

On-Demand Webinar: Saving the World with Patents

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...

Financial Times: “Digitization Climbs up Legal Agenda”

Financial Times: “Digitization Climbs up Legal Agenda”

Have you ever wondered how leading companies integrate their IP activities into the innovation process and measure the quality of their patent portfolios? Beat Weibel, chief IP counsel at Siemens, explains why he chose to change the company’s patent strategy and how...

On-Demand Webinar: Building a Strategic Patent Portfolio

On-Demand Webinar: Building a Strategic Patent Portfolio

About the Webinar: As a company with an innovative idea, the only way to avoid being outplayed by the big corporations with a stronger market position is to make sure you play your cards right. “When entering new markets, companies often encounter patent...

Using Statistics to Gather Patent Examiner Intel

Using Statistics to Gather Patent Examiner Intel

Patent professionals maintain an interesting relationship with their assigned patent examiners. From one perspective, it is perfectly amicable. Patent examiners are generally cooperative and unbiased; they stick to examining procedure, and even if the rejections they...

Patent Landscape Analysis

Patent Landscape Analysis

Conducting patent landscaping for a client is an opportunity to communicate information that can have a profound impact on your clients’ success in business. Patent landscapes are a vehicle for patent professionals to instill clients with a thorough understanding of...

Conduct Competitor Analysis with LexisNexis® PatentSight®

Conduct Competitor Analysis with LexisNexis® PatentSight®

Patent professionals may fail to realize how much value they can add to their clients’ corporate strategies. After all, patent protection is often the centerpiece around which both offensive and defensive corporate strategies are built. The role of a patent...

Choosing the Best Path Forward After Receiving an Office Action

Choosing the Best Path Forward After Receiving an Office Action

Costing clients roughly $3,000 apiece to deal with, office actions can quickly become one of the largest expenses in patent prosecution. Office action price tags do vary depending on the types of rejections made by a patent examiner and the amount of research and...

How to Compare Patent Prosecution Performances

How to Compare Patent Prosecution Performances

Comparing the effectiveness of two patent practitioners can be like comparing apples to oranges. The success of a patent application is dependent on many factors that are beyond a patent practitioner’s control, which makes it difficult to evaluate their performance...

Conducting Patent Searches Using the CPC Scheme

Conducting Patent Searches Using the CPC Scheme

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has finalized its transition to the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) scheme for classifying patent applications and for patent application routing within the USPTO. A joint effort between the USPTO and...

Transform Patent Data Into Intelligence

Transform Patent Data Into Intelligence

Competitive intelligence is usually conducted by marketing teams and less often by patent professionals, but why is that exactly? Competitive intelligence results when a company gathers and analyzes information on its industry, the business environment, competitors,...

Analytical Pruning: Patent Tools for Healthier Patent Portfolios

Analytical Pruning: Patent Tools for Healthier Patent Portfolios

A patent portfolio is a lot like a garden in many ways. Patent portfolios often contain many varieties of patent applications that are “planted” at different times. Each patent application needs to be nurtured, comes with its unique challenges and matures at its own...

5 Consequences of Patent Data Errors: The Applicant Name Field

5 Consequences of Patent Data Errors: The Applicant Name Field

It’s the first rule of statistics: if the data behind an analysis is inaccurate, the results of the analysis will be just as inaccurate and unreliable. For patent information users, the consequences of bad data usage are huge and can range anywhere from wrongful...

Combining Tools for All Stages of Patent Prosecution

Combining Tools for All Stages of Patent Prosecution

Research, drafting and prosecution are the three cornerstones of the patent process. How a patent professional approaches each cornerstone can have a significant impact on the expenses, durations and outcomes of their patent applications. Many tools have been...

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® New Patent Search Tool

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® New Patent Search Tool

The LexisNexis TotalPatent One® patent search tool is designed to deliver on-point results derived from a comprehensive and in-depth content collection of patent and non-patent literature.   To provide the best possible patent search tool, we use an iterative process...

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® Exciting New Enhancements

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® Exciting New Enhancements

The LexisNexis TotalPatent One® patent research solution is designed to deliver on-point results derived from globally issued patents, published patent applications and utility models.  To provide the best possible experience for you, we use an iterative process of...

Volvo Cars’ Electrified Future

Volvo Cars’ Electrified Future

  Did you know that the first rough version of an electric car was invented in the 1830s? Yet, cars were powered by internal combustion engines until 1990, when the first hybrid electrical vehicles emerged on the market. As with any big technology, the transition...

International Access: Entry Points for Global Patent Searches

International Access: Entry Points for Global Patent Searches

It is a highly globalized world, where international commerce has become easier than ever. Businesses have few problems transcending borders, but the same cannot be said of innovation. Patent rights are territorial, and as a result, the patent records are primarily...

A Practitioner’s Mission to Improve Prosecution Results

A Practitioner’s Mission to Improve Prosecution Results

Who would have thought that “search and rescue” could find its way into a patent attorney’s job description? While the patent version of a search and rescue may not be as dangerous or adventurous as the real deal, changing our perspective on the work that we do can...