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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

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...

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...

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...

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...

#47 Patent Analytics: Table Stakes for Law Firms

Chris interviews Ken Gemmill, Business Operations Manager for LexisNexis IP. In his career, Ken has witnessed the birth of analytics entering the patent business. He routinely speaks with law firms that are using analytics in their patent prosecution....

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...

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...

#46 Troubled Patents: Should We Get Aggressive or Give Up?

Chris shares an experience from an Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Regional Conference where he sat on a panel representing the perspectives of a client, attorney, patent office and analytics. Each panelist shared from their point of...

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...

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...

#45: Patent Data Comparisons: Am I Better Than You?

Chris explains the concept of the "alignment report," a software tool for determining whether a company or law firm's prosecution performance is in line with what is normal at the USPTO. As he and Megan discuss the goals and potential pitfalls of such data...

#44: Can I Please Get A New Patent Examiner?

Chris and Megan discuss the challenges of getting a new examiner by filing a continuation application. In spite of the difficulties, this strategy has worked for some attorneys with the right tools—including LexisNexis PathWays™. PathWays predicts which...

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

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: 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. Facebook...

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

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...

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...

#43: Zynga and the Impact of Classification

Chris and Megan review the prosecution history and examiner statistics for U.S. Patent No. 8,272,961, a patent owned by gaming giant Zynga. The patent covers a broad range of online gameplay but was issued surprisingly quickly. However, even more...

Webinar: The Art of Winning in Patent Litigation – A Conversation

What You’ll Learn in This On-Demand Webinar HOW TO DRIVE YOUR ARGUMENTS Discover how to provide comprehensive intrinsic and extrinsic evidence to drive your claim construction arguments. HOW TO PINPOINT ERRORS Learn how to pinpoint fatal section 112 errors, identify...

#42: Prosecution Patterns with Professor Tu

Professor Sean Tu returns to talk to Chris and Megan about his research into what drives examiner behavioral patterns. His previous research revealed pockets of fast-moving and slow-moving examiners, but now he aims to answer the question "how are...

#41: Naughty Words in Pre-Grant Documents

Chris and Megan search through image file wrapper documents for oddities ranging from typographical errors to name-calling. Have you ever wondered how many times applicants lost their temper with the examiner on the record? Which art units issue the most...

Defensive Prosecution Monitoring with LexisNexis® PAIR Watch

Sports enthusiasts know that defense wins championships, but it is no less critical when it comes to business. Patent protection plays an essential role in any business's defensive strategy by preventing its competitors from making, using, or selling the valuable...

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