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#56: Put the “Lawyer” Back in Patent Lawyer

Patent practitioners typically turn to prosecution analytics to help them prosecute more efficiently. With the rise of fixed fees and a clientele that is constantly demanding more for less, there is significant pressure to complete tasks more quickly. But...

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...

#55: Win the Patent Examiner Lottery

Chris and Megan remind leaders about the new proprietary metric, ETA (Examiner Time Allocation) and introduce two new deeper dive metrics. Before you file, these metrics will give you an understanding of your chances of "winning the examiner lottery" that will help...

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...

#54: Shades of Red

Chris talks with Megan about his recent experience deciding how to respond to a first office action. He discovered that his application has ended up with an examiner who has a high ETA (Examiner Time Allowance), indicating a slowness to grant patents....

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...

#53: A Patent Examiner’s Take on ETA

Having devoted years to developing examiner metrics that are both accurate and fair, Chris and Megan figured it made sense to ask for an examiner's perspective on his own ranking. In this episode, former patent Examiner Josh Rudawitz joins Chris and Megan...

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...

#52: Inside Scoop with Former Patent Examiner Joshua Rudawitz

Megan interviews patent attorney Josh Rudawitz about his experience as a patent examiner. Josh discusses his career path at the USPTO and shares valuable insights about the level of autonomy granted to examiners at various points in their careers. Based on...

#51: Halloween: Be Very Afraid

In this Halloween-themed episode, Chris and Megan address situations in a prosecution that should make your hair stand on end. When something just doesn’t seem right, there may be a good reason to be afraid and take a deeper dive into the statistics. The...

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...

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...

#50: Nintendo Goes Green

Nintendo's IP portfolio is full of colorful patents--ranging from banana rubbing to rigging Mario Kart races. But equally interesting (at least, for patent data nerds) is the high percentage of applications that landed with green examiners. "Green"...

#49: Patent Prosecution Trainwreck

Chris and Megan review one of the longest prosecution histories recorded in public PAIR, for application number 05/849,812. Prosecution for application number 05/849,812 has spanned over 40 years, 19 Office Actions, and 7 appeals. For at least the past 20...

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