On Sunday, February 24, film fans, pop culture fanatics, and all of Hollywood’s brightest stars will tune in to the live broadcast of the 91st Oscars ceremony. With eight movies nominated for best picture, from the bombastic Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody to the devastatingly poetic Roma, the ceremony is guaranteed to be star-studded, ornate, and maybe even a little unpredictable.
Since June of 2014, Alice has become one of the most feared names in patent prosecution. Rejections citing Alice have multiplied exponentially since then, and they now account for more than 60% of §101 rejections and more than 8% of all rejections, as of our latest analysis.  But Alice rejections aren’t necessarily fatal to an application – and we found the firms to prove it. Which firms are...
Class 705 is home to patents for processing business and financial data from big corporations like IBM, MasterCard, and WalMart. It’s also, as it turns out, home to a lot of Alice rejections.

What's Next: CES 2019

January 24, 2019
As more and more of our daily life becomes automated, analyzed, and interconnected, people look forward to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) every year to learn about emerging tech and its potential application to everyday life.
The 2018-2019 government shutdown will stand – at least for now – as the longest closure or partial closure of the U.S. federal government in modern history. While the USPTO is not immune from the dangers of a shutdown, it has a unique structure that helps it weather the storm. So well, in fact, that the USPTO has never closed due to a lack of federal appropriations.
Here at Juristat, we’re closing out 2018 on a high note. On top of expanding our own team and client roster over the past year, in September we launched Platform, our most revolutionary product yet, and just last month, CEO Drew Winship was honored with a Top Legal Innovation Award. And we're already working on new product features that we know will improve patent prosecution for our clients...
If you were following patent and innovation news in 2018, it was hard to avoid mentions of 3D printing.

Alice: Where Are We Now?

December 20, 2018
The four years since Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014) have seen thousands of patents invalidated based on its holdings. In an update to our Alice: Three Years On review of the patent landscape, we look to see where Alice has had the greatest impact within the USPTO.  
Data-driven decisions can help shape a more successful patent prosecution and business development strategy, but navigating the complex data isn’t always an easy task. With the "Table View" in Juristat Platform, you can organize application reports by selecting from more than 125 different data points. Watch our latest video to learn how to extract informative data sets to improve your patent...
IBM recently took a giant step forward to position itself as a leader in the new frontier of cloud computing.
It’s common for patent applications to suffer at least one rejection during prosecution. To overcome rejections, patent professionals will often request an interview with the assigned USPTO examiner. But are some examiners more receptive to interviews than others?
Back in 2016, we looked at the Fastest Growing Patent Law Firms, or as we called them, "The Rainmaker Firms." Now two years later, we want to get a fresh look at which law firms are the fastest growing in terms of patent filings with the USPTO.
As patent lawyers working with creators and innovators, you rely on complex data and historical trends to make informed decisions in your patent prosecutions. Juristat organizes and visualizes big data to help patent prosecutors identify the most advantageous responses to office actions while providing clients with unparalleled transparency into the decision-making process. Watch our latest...
All companies applying for patents need to stay up to date on competitor activity that may threaten the viability of their patent applications. Juristat Platform consolidates Public PAIR information to help companies identify and monitor pending competitor applications for new developments. Learn how to narrow your search to competitor applications in relevant tech areas and create a saved...
Juristat Platform brings the power of custom data sets, robust application monitoring, and competitive intelligence together to help in-house teams improve the quantity and quality of patent applications.
Less than six weeks apart, both Apple and Amazon hit major milestones, reaching $1 trillion in valuation. (Apple on August 2, 2018, and Amazon on September 4, 2018.) These two tech giants, along with Facebook, Netflix, and Google, are often grouped under the acronym “FAANG,” and are synonymous with rapid growth and innovation. As a group, the five companies command over $3 trillion in market...
With nearly limitless ways to customize data sets and run analytics, keep tabs on applications, and generate competitive insights, Juristat Platform has to power to boost your firm’s performance and bottom line.
Meet Platform. The future of patent prosecution. Since 2013, we've been building tools that transform patent prosecution and change how firms market themselves and how corporations select outside counsel. Now we are proud to launch our most revolutionary product yet:
With 15 consecutive years on the Fortune 500 list, Monsanto has had a huge impact on innovation in modern farming and biotech. As a patent analytics company, we were curious to see how Bayer's recent acquisition of Monsanto impacts their IP portfolio.
Last week, we identified the ten Most Difficult Examiners currently reviewing applications at the USPTO. By understanding how an examiner has performed in the past, patent professionals can manage client expectations and structure a prosecution strategy that maximizes an application’s likelihood of allowance. Through Juristat’s Examiner Reports, you can dive deeper into the decision-making...