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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Patent Documents

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Patent Documents

Patent searches are intrinsically challenging because they require combing through a seemingly infinite amount of prior art in a finite amount of time to determine which patent references are relevant. There are hundreds of patent authorities around the world with...

Over, Under, or Through: Overcoming Obstacles in Patent Searches

Over, Under, or Through: Overcoming Obstacles in Patent Searches

Anyone who deals with patent prosecution knows that difficulties constantly arise throughout the patent process. For example, in the patent search phase, where the goal may be to gather as much pertinent information from around the world as possible, figuring out how...

Solving the World’s Biggest Problems with Patents

Solving the World’s Biggest Problems with Patents

Applicants address areas of global need with solutions that will help preserve the earth for future generations. Patent applicants often propose solutions to needs, from simple to complex. The patent workflow solutions that are offered by LexisNexis® IP are designed...

Who Has The Best Patents For Machine Learning?

Who Has The Best Patents For Machine Learning?

The landscape of machine learning from a patent perspective A look at the machine learning patent landscape shows that Microsoft and Alphabet currently hold the most - and highest quality - patents. However, the data also shows that leadership positions can change...

USPTO Profiles Women Inventors

USPTO Profiles Women Inventors

In early February 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a document titled “Progress and Potential: A profile of women inventors on U.S. Patents.” Packed with interesting information about how and where women inventors have contributed to...

Top 5 Patent Search Questions

Top 5 Patent Search Questions

Common Client Questions and How Patent Searches Can Help Find Answers #1. "Can I make, use, and/or sell my product?" In all reality, your client may not have the foresight to ask, but a patent professional knows that launching a product without conducting a patent...

Patenting a Championship

Patenting a Championship

Innovations that Made the Super Bowl Safer and Cooler Super Bowl LIII is in the books with a record-breaking win. Like every Super Bowl before it, this year’s NFL championship was a spectacle not only of talent, but also technology. Unlike past championships, this...

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...

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...

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...

Fall Back into the Past

Fall Back into the Past

The LexisNexis TotalPatent One® patent search platform makes it easy for inventors and patent practitioners to reflect the world’s patent history. Summer is over, and fall is back again. It is time to enjoy falling leaves, warm seasonal drinks, and maybe a bonfire or...

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...

Three Ways to Enhance Your Design Patent Searches

Three Ways to Enhance Your Design Patent Searches

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® is a one-stop shop for design patent searches that can make things quicker and easier. Designers, artists, companies, and anyone who produces an aesthetically pleasing product should consider design patents. While utility patents protect...

Discovering World Patents

Discovering World Patents

The world is not as small as it once was. Technological news and patent documents can be shared across our planet in a fraction of a second. Yet, while information may not be subject to geographic borders, patent protection remains very territorial. A patent granted...

The “Brewing of Beer” Patent Groupings

The “Brewing of Beer” Patent Groupings

Dating back to at least 5,000 BC in Iran, beer is one of the oldest beverages humans have produced. Beer was described in ancient writings from Egypt and Mesopotamia, and today over 6,200 craft beer breweries are in operation in the United States alone. Beer is so...

Three Ways Chinese Patents Can Impact Your Business

Three Ways Chinese Patents Can Impact Your Business

The relationship between the United States and China is complicated. Over time, relations have remained generally stable despite a few periods of conflict, and the U.S. and China have maintained the roles of both rivals and economic partners. With the United States...

Patriotic Patents: Five Patented Inventions for July 4th Festivities

Patriotic Patents: Five Patented Inventions for July 4th Festivities

The United States has a fantastic history of dreaming big, accomplishing the impossible, and innovating constantly. We have countless reasons to take a day to appreciate the progress our great nation has made. With our great country turning another year older, it only...

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...

4×4 Patent Searches to Make Your Life Easier

4×4 Patent Searches to Make Your Life Easier

Patent searches are useful in many situations, and a thorough patent search could make or break a patent at any time. Whether you are exploring the patentability of an invention or if you are dealing with patent infringement, the LexisNexis TotalPatent One® patent...

Exploring the “Vaping” Trend with LexisNexis TotalPatent One®

Exploring the “Vaping” Trend with LexisNexis TotalPatent One®

You have probably noticed that “vaping” has become extremely trendy and quite controversial due to its appeal to teenagers and the potential harm it causes to users. Yes, the puffs of white vapor that fill the air on sidewalks and other busy areas might be...

The Pinnacle of Patent Search Evolution

The Pinnacle of Patent Search Evolution

Believe it or not, patent rights actually date back thousands of years to Ancient Greece. Not surprisingly, the patent system as it exists in the United States today is a much more recent development. When America was nothing more than a collection of colonies, there...

Challenging (In)Validity

Challenging (In)Validity

Patent searches come in all shapes and sizes, and each search is designed with a particular goal in mind. Generally speaking, your patent searches can be categorized as either patentability searches, freedom-to-operate searches, or invalidity searches. Timing and...

Finding Freedom to Operate

Finding Freedom to Operate

When inventions are conceived, one of the first actions people take is the performance of a patentability search to determine whether pursuing the invention could be fruitful. People tend to easily understand the value of a patent - they understand the amount of money...

TotalPatent One And The USPTO’s Seven Step Patent Search Strategy

TotalPatent One And The USPTO’s Seven Step Patent Search Strategy

Patent practitioners who have visited the USPTO’s website for information on searching for patents and published patent applications have likely stumbled upon the USPTO reference titled "The Seven Steps in a Preliminary Search of U.S. Patents and Published Patent...

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