September 24, 2018
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:
September 10, 2018
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.
January 17, 2018
An Overview of Patent Prosecution Trends at the USPTO Since the Year 2000 Since the year 2000, there have been major shifts in law, policy, and the technological landscape that have had profound impacts on patent prosecution practice at the USPTO. Although we often focus our analytics on small corners of the USPTO, such as individual industries, art unit groups, and practice entities, we...
July 12, 2017
To speed up patent prosecution and minimize unnecessary Requests for Continued Examination (RCEs), the USPTO enacted the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) 2.0 program as an alternative response to a final rejection. The plan was to increase communication between examiners and applicants and take those applications that are close to allowance across the finish line, without requiring the...
June 07, 2016
Introduction If you’re reading this, you’re already familiar with Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank or you’re my mother. Either way, it’s unnecessary to recite all the details of the case or the subsequent aftermath. Suffice it to say that Alice created some serious doubts about the patentability of software claims, particularly as they relate to business methods.