Stephen R. Covey, the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, once said that “[w]e accomplish all that we do through delegation—either to time or to other people.” Naturally, it is important to reserve our valuable time for the tasks that require our attention and delegate other activities to help us manage our time more effectively. That said, it is not always necessary to delegate tasks to other people in our modern world. Patent professionals can rely on technology for patent alerts to help track patent filings and monitor patent portfolios. This empowers them to execute better time management practices while keeping informed of important patent updates.
LexisNexis TotalPatent One® “query alerts”
The TotalPatent One® patent search platform is known for providing users with access to millions of patent records from all over the world, but many patent practitioners have yet to realize that TotalPatent One can also be used to keep up to date on important patent filings. The TotalPatent One Query Alerts tool makes it easy for users to construct patents searches using keywords, CPC classification codes, patent assignee names, and many other search parameters, and then receive patent alerts any time newly filed patent applications are added to the TotalPatent One that meet the conditions of the search query.
Patent professionals can passively monitor patent filings and docket updates that relate to their clients, their clients’ competitors, or technological areas of interest by electing to have TotalPatent One send them email notifications that include links to newly added patent documents in PDF and Word formats. TotalPatent One users can determine how frequently they would like to be notified of changes to search query results, the time of day they would prefer to receive their notifications, and for how long they would like to receive a specific Query Alert. Users who finely tune their search parameters and embrace the power of automated alerts can keep apprised of global patent filings by simply checking their email inbox.
LexisNexis® PAIR Watch patent alerts
PAIR Watch is the ideal tool for patent practitioners who want to delegate and automate USPTO patent prosecution monitoring. PAIR Watch users can keep track of updates for their pending USPTO patent applications or entire U.S. patent portfolios by handing the task over to the leader in intellectual property data. Patent professionals need only to specify the application numbers for the patent documents they would like to track, choose how often they would like to be updated, and sit back while the PAIR Watch service tracks updates specific to Image File Wrappers, Continuity Data or Transaction Histories. PAIR Watch users receive email alerts that help them stay on top of office actions, amendments, and other changes so they can better manage their time and provide patent monitoring services that are cost-effective for their clients.
Delegation is imperative for optimal patent performance, and it is time to let technology do some of the heavy lifting. Tools from LexisNexis® Intellectual Property such as TotalPatent One Query Alerts and PAIR Watch enable patent practitioners to protect their valuable time by automating research that keeps them well-informed with patent alerts and up to date on their patent projects.
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