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Three Ways to Improve Efficiency in the Patent Process

Three Ways to Improve Efficiency in the Patent Process

No one likes to waste time - especially throughout a process like patent prosecution where inefficiencies quickly add up to great expense. The beauty of patent drafting tools is that they take tasks off our plates so we can prosecute our patent applications more...

New Year’s Resolutions, Fitness, and the Patent Office

New Year’s Resolutions, Fitness, and the Patent Office

We arrive in the New Year with optimism and high expectations. As usual, resolutions for self-improvement top the lists of many, and 2020 is the year we are finally going to get in shape. No doubt, fitness is an invaluable part of life as it contributes to our overall...

How to Flow:  Patent Prosecution at Every Phase

How to Flow: Patent Prosecution at Every Phase

Patent prosecution is not always a linear process. It is full of twists, turns, and back-and-forths, but there are undeniably distinct phases of the patent process that the top patent professionals are able to seamlessly and efficiently transition between. From...

Performance Reviews Made Easy with Patent Analytics

Performance Reviews Made Easy with Patent Analytics

Another year is coming to a close, and year-end reviews are on the horizon. Evaluating the performance of your patent applications, patent portfolios, and staff is difficult without the proper metrics and tools. Modern patent prosecution tools provide patent...

Words to Live By:   Wisdom Collides with Patent Analytics

Words to Live By: Wisdom Collides with Patent Analytics

#1 - Take It All In (And Do Not Miss A Thing) When it comes to patent searches, “taking it all in” is easier said than done. Nearly every patent authority around the world has their own patent database, so completing a broad, global search has always meant taking in...

Examiner ETA™- Changing Perspectives on the Patent Process

Examiner ETA™- Changing Perspectives on the Patent Process

When patent practitioners first began using patent data to improve their performance in patent prosecution, they would usually look to USPTO patent examiner statistics for insight. The drawback to exclusively relying on patent examiner statistics, however, is that...

Determining Patent Value with Patent Prosecution Analytics

Determining Patent Value with Patent Prosecution Analytics

Patent practitioners are turning to patent analytics to uncover key insights. There are many reasons to assess a patent application’s value. Venture capitalists looking to invest in a company may wish to value the company’s patent portfolio to help determine the...

Are U.S. Patent Examiner Statistics Fair?

Are U.S. Patent Examiner Statistics Fair?

Analytics describing what happens at the U.S. patent office have been on the market for almost a decade, most commonly in the form of examiner statistics. It’s no longer news that there is significant outcome variability at the USPTO, and that it’s largely driven by...

How to Automate Office Action Responses

How to Automate Office Action Responses

The amount of ways patent prosecution tools can benefit a patent application has grown significantly. Early on, online patent search tools connected the world and brought national and international patent documents within a few clicks. Patent practitioners caught on...

Setting the Tone of Prosecution with Patent Analytics

Setting the Tone of Prosecution with Patent Analytics

There is no perfect formula for prosecuting a patent, but there is plenty of information out there that can be used to help anticipate a patent examiner's behavior. With accurate predictions, patent applicants can strategize and take actions to increase their chances...

Patent Litigation and “The Ice Cream of the Future”

Patent Litigation and “The Ice Cream of the Future”

Dippin’ Dots are enjoyed around the world. The delicious ice cream pellets can be found most commonly at amusement parks and have been known to hit the spot on a hot day. Despite being recognized and enjoyed globally, the innovative take on a ubiquitous dessert has...

What Prosecution Features are Tied to Positive Litigation Outcomes?

What Prosecution Features are Tied to Positive Litigation Outcomes?

Obtaining patents that will withstand litigation is one of the primarily goals of a good patent practitioner, but unfortunately, it is not always clear which prosecution strategies will ensure positive outcomes in court. Conventional wisdom used to be that a longer...

A Celebration of the Innovations and Influence of NASA

A Celebration of the Innovations and Influence of NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) is perhaps the most iconic and influential agency within the United States government. Established in 1958, its mission statement is “to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics...

Predicting Examiner Behavior with PatentAdvisor ETA™

Predicting Examiner Behavior with PatentAdvisor ETA™

The most predictive indicator of prosecution length and complexity developed to date. PatentAdvisor Examiner ETA™ is the newest metric exclusively available on the LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® patent analytics platform. It also happens to be the most predictive...

Webinar: Dissecting Alice at 5 – The Good, Bad & the Ugly

Webinar: Dissecting Alice at 5 – The Good, Bad & the Ugly

Listen as Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc. hosts a special free webinar discussion focusing on the Alice decision five years later. Joining Gene for this special webinar is Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents at the United States Patent and...

A Patent Examiner’s Take on ETA

A Patent Examiner’s Take on ETA

What might a USPTO examiner have to say about this new way to approach patent prosecution? The newest LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® metric has proven to be the most predictive patent metric yet. Each PatentAdvisor Examiner ETA™ helps patent professionals better...

How to Improve Patent Prosecution Strategy

How to Improve Patent Prosecution Strategy

The proliferation of data analytics tools has changed the way that patent practitioners approach their work. Many new features offered in these tools have greatly enhanced patent practice. In this article published in Law360, Eric Snustad, shareholder at Fredrikson...

RCE vs. Appeal: Four Considerations That Can Make All the Difference

RCE vs. Appeal: Four Considerations That Can Make All the Difference

The patent process is anything but predictable. The road to issuance can be bumpy as new challenges arise and patent practitioners are forced to make important prosecution decisions. Often, these decisions come about when an examiner issues a final office action. It...

LexisNexis PatentSight® is a SIIA CODiE Award Finalist

LexisNexis PatentSight® is a SIIA CODiE Award Finalist

LexisNexis PatentSight® has been named a finalist in the Best Big Data Reporting & Analytics Solution category of the 2019 SIIA CODiE Awards program. The SIIA finalists' page summarizes the analytics solution this way: PatentSight is an analytics platform for...

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