Most-Read Posts of 2023

Most-Read Posts of 2023

Let’s look back at the topics that most interested you in the past year. 

10 Best Conferences for Your IP Practice in 2023

As we hit the ground running in 2023, we found that attorneys were still looking for ways to connect with their fellow patent professionals, get up to speed on the latest developments in legal tech, and be inspired by new solutions to their daily challenges. But as the year wore on, readers kept coming back to check out Juristat’s list of the best legal conferences for patent professionals to attend in 2023. 

Keep an eye out for our 2024 list in the coming weeks!

Six Key Trends From Juristat’s 2022 Top Patent Firms

Each year, we publish our annual rankings of the best firms in each technology center at the USPTO. Juristat analyzes each firm’s allowance rate, number of office actions before allowance, and count of applications filed, ranking on performance and work volume. This post takes a 30,000-foot view of this data, calling out the newcomers and trends in the rankings.

💡BONUS: Want to see more of Top Firms? Check out the 2022 rankings.
The Most Difficult Examiners at the USPTO

Understanding how an examiner has performed in the past can help manage client expectations while structuring a prosecution strategy based on historical trends.

So it was no surprise that our latest edition in our recurring series identifying the 25 USPTO examiners with the most skeptical eye toward the patent applications wound up on our list of most-read blogs in 2023.

After we published our list of the most difficult examiners at the USPTO, Juristat took a closer look at the most difficult examiners in each technology center. That data could be the difference between an allowance and an abandonment.

USPTO Examiners Who Issue the Most Office Actions

You just survived the end of the year and the end of the USPTO’s busy season. However, based on their assigned examiners, some patent professionals may have had a harder time than others.

We once again ranked USPTO examiners by the average number of OAs issued on applications disposed between 2017-2021. Were you assigned to a frequent flyer?

PTAB Trends: The Most Experienced and Expensive Experts at the PTAB

2023 marked the tenth anniversary of post-grant proceedings at the PTAB, and some interesting trends have emerged regarding which technologies, firms, and expert witnesses have been most active regarding IPR, PGR, and CBM. This ongoing series examines trends that could help you grow your post-grant practice, hire the best experts, and optimize litigation at the PTAB. 

💡BONUS: Click here to watch our on-demand webinar, What's Trending at the PTAB
5 Ways AI Can Make the Day Better for IP Professionals

2023 may well have been the year of AI. For attorneys, finding an ethical and reliable way to implement AI tools poses its own challenges. We offered five ways that AI can improve the day-to-day experience of patent professionals, including strategic scheduling, completing tasks, and automating critical pieces of your workflow. 

Could 2024 be the year AI takes those headache-inducing IDSs off your plate or gets you out from under a pile of office action responses without sacrificing quality?

USPTO Delays Switch to DOCX Filings…Again

Were you a victim of the USPTO’s hurry-up-and-wait approach to new technology and procedure implementation? So was every other patent professional. This is likely why our (frequently updated) look at whether or not the Office was actually going to implement DOCX filing rules was one of the most-read blog posts of 2023.

4 Strategies To Strengthen Your Firm Marketing and Business Development

To run a successful practice, it is a good idea to revisit your firm’s marketing plan throughout the year to strengthen your business development strategy. Last January we published four tips to make sure your marketing strategy was on point for 2023. As you set your New Year’s resolutions, it may be a good time to check this list again.

5 Reasons for Patent Attorneys to Email Clients

If you’re growing your patent practice or strengthening relationships with existing clients, a well-timed and informative email can not only provide value but give you a valuable opportunity to develop your business further. To that end, our list of five emails patent professionals can send to clients was a popular read.

5 Questions To Ask When Evaluating Outside Counsel

If you’re part of an in-house team, you might be at a loss when selecting an outside partner to protect your patent portfolio. We broke down the five questions to ask when evaluating other attorneys.

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