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Seasons Greetings and Holiday Patents Worldwide

Seasons Greetings and Holiday Patents Worldwide

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived again. This week we dive into a breakdown of holiday patent applications filed around the globe and a few of the holiday patent applications published in recent years. Holiday Patent Breakdown Curious to know what types...

The Inside Scoop from a USPTO Patent Examiner

The Inside Scoop from a USPTO Patent Examiner

Only a handful of patent practitioners have seen the inner workings of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Yet, having an understanding of a patent examiner’s experience at the USPTO can be of great value. Given time, patent examiners evolve in their...

Sounding the Alarm for Superior Patent Examiner Metrics

Sounding the Alarm for Superior Patent Examiner Metrics

Most patent statistics only tell a small part of the overall story. For example, the most heavily relied upon patent prosecution metric is a patent examiner’s allowance rate. Each examiner allowance rate communicates the percentage of patent applications an examiner...

Six Thanksgiving Inventions That Can Enrich Your Meal-Time Experience

Six Thanksgiving Inventions That Can Enrich Your Meal-Time Experience

1) “Rotisserie Turkey Deep Fryer” - (US Application No. 15/923,578) Filing Date:               March 16, 2018Published:                September 20, 2018 This patent pending invention may look similar to other home fryers, but this patent application’s...

Leveraging Patents to Shape the Future of Fitness

Leveraging Patents to Shape the Future of Fitness

A look at the patent prosecution of fitness companies who are innovating for new ways to exercise. People are getting smarter about their workouts, and fitness technology is continually improving the way in which we push ourselves. There has been a boom in fitness and...

Five Election Patents that Shaped the Democratic Process

Five Election Patents that Shaped the Democratic Process

Midterm elections are now behind us and the nation has a restored our memory of the beauty and challenges that accompany our democratic processes. As great as our election processes are compared to those of many other nations, voting in the United States has always...

How to Effectively Respond to a 103 Rejection

How to Effectively Respond to a 103 Rejection

Patent practitioners need to move beyond a one-size-fits all prosecution strategy. Every patent practitioner has been the victim of a 103 rejection that just will not go away. Getting a 103 rejection is both common—a vast majority of patent applications at the USPTO...

How to Assess Your Request for Continued Examination

How to Assess Your Request for Continued Examination

Historical patent data and patent analysis tools can help practitioners and applicants determine whether filing an RCE is a wise decision. Request a free two-day trial of LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® A patent practitioner may need to file a Request for Continued...

Patent Nostalgia and the Game Boy Comeback

Patent Nostalgia and the Game Boy Comeback

The most reliable way to forecast Nintendo’s future may be to look at its own patent prosecution history. History repeats itself, but sometimes we have to wait for technology to improve before we can imitate the past. That is the story of Nintendo’s most recent...

Nintendo Patents for Improving Quality of Life

Nintendo Patents for Improving Quality of Life

Who would have thought that waking up to Nintendo could be good for you? We will have to continue waiting patiently for the scientific community to prove the benefits of morning video games, but in the meantime, Nintendo Co Ltd. and Panasonic Corp. are...

Webinar: Engineering Patent Applications to Avoid Alice

Webinar: Engineering Patent Applications to Avoid Alice

Increase your odds of a favorable patent prosecution. With some effort and planning it is possible to direct a patent application to a more likely favorable Art Unit within the USPTO, which will substantially raise the odds of a favorable (and more cost-efficient)...

Inspecting the Hotel Room of the Future

Inspecting the Hotel Room of the Future

Patent analytics tools give a clue to what we might expect in the coming years Ever wonder how future hotels will differ from those today? The “Business Productivity Room” patented on June 19th, 2018 offers a glimpse into how major hotel players envision providing...

Taking Coffee Delivery to New Heights

Taking Coffee Delivery to New Heights

People need coffee and they need it now. International Business Machine Corporation (IBM) is doing what they can to reduce the number of tired eyes and heavy feet that move about each day. Here is a look at the IBM patent prosecution for coffee drone delivery. IBM was...

General Motors Goes Active for Aerodynamics

General Motors Goes Active for Aerodynamics

In its 110-year lifespan, the Detroit-based General Motors (GM) has owned many wildly successful automotive brands, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC and many others. Despite some rough terrain in 2009 when the American corporation filed bankruptcy, GM has...

Maintaining a Clean Patent Portfolio

Maintaining a Clean Patent Portfolio

Few companies are as well known for their prolific innovation as Dyson Appliances Ltd. The British technology company has been wildly successful in providing household and commercial products that had previously been around in some form for decades, including vacuum...

Pop Culture Patents: Uber Seeks Drunken Rider Recognition

Pop Culture Patents: Uber Seeks Drunken Rider Recognition

Uber is no stranger to controversy. From regulatory disputes to employment issues, the company seems to push the envelope continually and, as a result, shape the way we go about our day-to-day lives for better or for worse. Surprisingly, their most recent...

Art Unit Investigation:  Electric Vehicles

Art Unit Investigation: Electric Vehicles

Global warming and our need for alternative fuel sources have been hot topics for conversation in society for decades now, and perhaps one of the more recognizable changes these issues have brought about can be seen in the automotive industries. Toyota® has been...

Aggressive Patent Prosecution

Aggressive Patent Prosecution

Patent prosecution can sometimes feel both passive and reactive. After a patent application is drafted, prepped, and submitted to the USPTO, a lot of waiting occurs. First, you wait briefly for an acknowledgment from the USPTO, then you wait for months to be contacted...

A Perfect Match for the Facebook Dating Patent

A Perfect Match for the Facebook Dating Patent

 A PERFECT MATCH: LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® and PatentAdvisor ETA™ Even if you don’t have a social media account that you check several times daily, there is no mistaking the prevalence of Facebook®, Twitter®, LinkedIn® and numerous other sites in our lives....

How to Be a Patent Prosecution Triple Threat

How to Be a Patent Prosecution Triple Threat

The best patent professionals are diligent at all stages of patent prosecution. Patent practitioners must be able to find as much pertinent patent information as possible, know how to interpret the information they uncover and know how to use that information to...

Five Reasons Why ETA™ is the Best Predictor of Examiner Behavior

Five Reasons Why ETA™ is the Best Predictor of Examiner Behavior

Patent prosecution analytics have proven to be tremendously valuable to patent practitioners looking to optimize their patent prosecution strategies and minimize costs for their clients. Used as guideposts, commonly utilized patent metrics, such as a patent examiner’s...

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