IP watchdog

Maximize Your Patent Portfolio Using Helferich – Style Claims

Patent owners often obtain patents to protect products, as well as complementary products or use cases associated with those products. However, when selling or licensing the patented products, a patent owner may inadvertently extinguish potential revenue streams associated with the complementary use cases due to the doctrine of patent exhaustion.  Patent exhaustion follows the basic idea that... »


The Importance of Patent Analytics for Your Business Strategy

When a company or organization launches a new product, a patent is usually the first published evidence of the invention in the public domain. Patents are essential protections for any innovation-driven company that has a substantial Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) culture. A patent protects the right of the inventor company to use their product, thereby preventing others from using the inventi... »

France Brevets: Future-Proofing the French Tech Industry With the Help of Advanced Patent Analytics

France Brevets: Future-Proofing the French Tech Industry With the Help of Advanced Patent Analytics

Generally, French companies own fewer patents than their competitors, when compared to other European entities of the same size. “A lost opportunity, because there is a clear correlation between innovation, patents and value. Patents create value”, says Didier Patry, CEO of investment and advisory firm France Brevets. He explains that French entrepreneurs learned this lesson the hard way.  An... »

PatentSight® Enhances M&A Decision Making with IP Due Diligence Insights

PatentSight® Enhances M&A Decision Making with IP Due Diligence Insights

The primary goal of McBee, Moore & Vanik IP is to provide actionable IP and patent insights to clients. However, when it comes to evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of a patent portfolio, the process can be a time-consuming and laborious affair. Manual processes require legal teams to comb through large amounts of patent filings, prosecutions, and citations to find the information they ne... »

Global Patent Solutions

AI is now Mainstream for Patent Analysis

Artificial intelligence (AI) is now mainstream for patent analysis.  For years, many people in the legal community have been trying to understand the implications to their practice of fast-approaching AI applications.  Opinions have ranged from those postulating that the legal profession is too nuanced to ever be significantly altered by AI to those predicting the complete demise of the ... »

Japan Patent office

Recent Trends in Business – Related Inventions

Business-related invention* is an invention in which business method is realized using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The patent system aims to contribute to the development of industry through the protection of technology. Therefore, an idea of itself cannot be eligible subject matter, even if ground-breaking idea for sales management or production management. On the other h... »


ANALYTICS: Which Patent Owners Faced the Most PTAB Petitions?

The top five patent owners who faced the most petitions against their patents before PTAB from 2019 to October 2020 are Uniloc 2017, Rovi Guides, Neodron, Bell-Northern Research, LLC, and Masimo. There is some overlap with the most litigious district court patent plaintiffs; Uniloc 2017 and Neodron appear on both lists. The number of petitions in 2020 was smaller than in 2019, with petitions ... »


U.S. Patent Statistics Chart calendar Years 1963 – 2019

This report shows the number of patent documents (i.e., utility patents, design patents, plant patents, reissue patents, defensive publications, and statutory invention registrations) granted since 1963 in each of the approximately 475 U.S. patent classes, the primary divisions of technology within the U.S. Patent Classification System. Yearly totals are provided for the most recent years. The rep... »

Japan Patent office

Recent Trends in AI-related Inventions

In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) -related technology has shown remarkable development centering on deep learning. Accordingly, AI-related patent applications are increasing across technological fields. As growth of AI-related technology developments and patent applications is expected to continue in the future, the JPO researches the current status of AI related applications in Japan ... »

JD Supra

3 Key Takeaways – Technology-Specific Patent Filing Trends During the Pandemic

New US patent application filings on the whole have fallen modestly across the COVID-19 pandemic. New filings in the chemistry and life sciences sectors dropped by about 20%, while filings in various computer-related technology were level or actually increased. The ease with which computer-related technology workers have been able to transition to remote work may have supported continued innovatio... »

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