Now is not the time to be idle. There are plenty of steps in-house IP departments can take now to ensure team productivity, strategic budgeting, and a strong patent portfolio.
April 30, 2020
With budgets tightening and department priorities shifting, now is the time for companies to evaluate outside legal counsel.
Following industry news these days, it’s hard to avoid theories that the economic instability created by COVID-19 will be the death of patent prosecution.
April 19, 2020
Prompted by the CARES Act, the USPTO announced extensions to the time allowed to file certain patent-related documents and to pay certain required fees. Legal teams can use patent analytics tools like Juristat to quickly identify which applications qualify.
April 15, 2020
As businesses feel the stress from COVID-19, some are considering bringing patent prosecution in-house in order to cut costs. With clients tightening their budgets, how can firms demonstrate the cost savings and ROI they bring to the table?
March 23, 2020
Biopharmaceutical companies AbbVie Inc. and Allergan recently announced that they signed a consent decree with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that will commit the companies to sell some properties if they commence a planned merger.
March 18, 2020
Contemplating an interview at the USPTO? Our analysis found that nearly 95% of examiners are more likely to allow an application when an interview is part of the prosecution.
March 09, 2020
Driven by market demand for efficiencies and cost savings, law firms and IP departments are looking to implement more legal technology into their workflow. But after all the work you put into choosing the right tool, how do you get attorneys and staff members to adopt?
February 28, 2020
We’re all familiar with Newton’s third law of physics: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Well, at the USPTO, every office action means additional work for the prosecuting attorney, and thus, additional costs.
February 06, 2020
Executives at T-Mobile may be weighing a potential merger with Comcast, the largest U.S. cable provider.