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No Dice for Casino Games Patent

On December 28, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the USPTO’s rejection of a patent application titled “Casino Game and a Set of Six-Face Cubic Colored Dice” on the grounds that the patent application was directed at an abstract idea and...

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Bad Data In Prosecution Analytics

Patent data analytics is an invaluable tool for navigating patent prosecution as effectively and efficiently as possible, but it is important to remember that the data sets that will be most useful to you as a patent professional will change throughout the various...

Framing Your Patent Application for Easier Patent Prosecution

Patent practitioners often approach the patent process as if all patent examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will examine their patent application similarly. In reality, though there are procedural and substantive guidelines that all...

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...

Going Green for Improved Patent Prosecution

Everyone is going green! And in this case, “going green” has nothing to do with our planet. Ever since LexisNexis® IP launched PatentAdvisor ETA™, the most predictive patent prosecution metric yet, patent professionals are striving to have their patent...

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...

Artificial Intelligence Patent Applications in the News

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is creating much excitement for numerous industries thinking of new products and services with patent applications increasing to the USPTO for AI-related inventions. Kate Gaudry, a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton,...

Infographic: Examiner Lottery Framework™

The future of patent analytics has arrived. Are you ready? Patent examiner variability exists at every level of the Patent Office. Now you can easily see how the variability impacts your pending patent applications. The three proprietary new metrics in LexisNexis...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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