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Improve Your Patent Search Experience

Improve Your Patent Search Experience

Most patent search tools are purely utilitarian. They provide access to patent documents in a database but do very little to make searching a pleasurable experience. LexisNexis® IP designs its products with its users in mind. That is why the LexisNexis TotalPatent...

Patent Analytics Seminar 2020: On-Demand Event

Patent Analytics Seminar 2020: On-Demand Event

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...

Patenting Software in Canada: On-Demand Webinar

Patenting Software in Canada: On-Demand Webinar

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...

Rejection is Nothing to Fear

Rejection is Nothing to Fear

Rejection can be an excellent teacher; it both highlights our mistakes and presents us with an opportunity to learn from them. In patent prosecution, a rejection from the USPTO can help patent professionals understand how patent examiners approach their patentability...

Imagining More From USPTO Patent Statistics

Imagining More From USPTO Patent Statistics

The power of up-to-date, accurate USPTO patent statistics becomes apparent to many patent practitioners after only a short time in the trenches of patent prosecution. Having access to USPTO patent data and analytics features allows professionals to make more accurate...

Monitor Patent Applications and Portfolios From All Angles

Monitor Patent Applications and Portfolios From All Angles

A lot of time and energy is spent on patent monitoring. From monitoring for patent prosecution updates to monitoring the relative strength of patent portfolios over time, staying consistently up to date gives patent practitioners the power to keep their patent...

Take Control of the Patent Process

Take Control of the Patent Process

The patent process is rife with uncontrollable variables that are material to the outcome of patent prosecution—the most illustrative example is the predisposition of the patent examiner assigned to the case. The ability to manage and operate in uncertainty is a mark...

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® Enhancements Now Available

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® Enhancements Now Available

Patents can be among a company’s most significant assets. In order to protect, develop and maintain these valuable assets, IP professionals and researchers need a patent research tool that yields both complete and relevant content from authorities across the globe....

Five Election Patents that Shaped the Democratic Process

Five Election Patents that Shaped the Democratic Process

As great as the election processes of the United States are compared to those of many other nations, voting in the United States has always had room for improvement. Where there is room for improvement, innovation follows, and the five following United States Patent...

A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents: Part 2

A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents: Part 2

Earlier in 2020, LexisNexis® IP was honored to have USPTO Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfield join a webinar panel to discuss the state of the United States patent office. In our recent article, “A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents (Part 1),” we...

A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents: Part 1

A Conversation With the Commissioner for Patents: Part 1

If there is anything positive to say about the year 2020, it is that it has been a year of deep reflection with a desire to improve in all aspects of our lives. In the darkness of a global pandemic and a state of social unrest, opportunities have arisen to revise our...

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 presents an opportunity to use...

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...