#15 Pending Patent Applications: What’s This Thing Worth?

August 7, 2017

Chris and Megan discuss ways to monetize a pending portfolio. Should purchasers have to pay anything for applications that haven't issued?

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#14 The Basics of the Patent Prosecution Process: Part Two

July 31, 2017

Chris and Megan review basics of the patent prosecution process - from issuance of a non-final office action to termination - and give basic pointers on where patent analytics come into play.

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#13 The Basics of the Patent Prosecution Process: Part One

July 24, 2017

Chris and Megan review the basics of the patent prosecution process - from filing to issuance of a non-final office action - and give basic pointers on where patent analytics come into play.

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#12 The Mooters

July 14, 2017

Chris and Megan discuss strategies for cases facing a "mooter": a patent examiner who repeatedly cites new art. In particular, they examine US Application No. 12/995,610 to determine whether there were early signs that appeal was a good strategy.

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#11 Nervous New Patent Examiners

June 30, 2017

Chris and Megan decide what to do with an application facing a new patent examiner: U.S. Application No. 14/828,744. Why is it so hard to get cases allowed by a new patent examiner, and what can patent prosecutors do about it?

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#10 Data-Driven Decision-Making with Attorney Katie Scholz

June 16, 2017

Chris and Megan interview Katie Scholz, of Kelly, Holt, & Christenson, about how she uses patent data to improve her prosecution performance. Katie also explains how using data has improved her client relationships.

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#9 Facebook and Examiner Favoritism?

June 2, 2017

Chris and Megan review the prosecution history and examiner statistics for U.S. Patent No. 7,669,123, a very controversial patent that covers the Facebook newsfeed. Was it allowed on merit, or was the USPTO influenced by the identity of the applicant?

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#8 The Peach in the Dropbox

April 17, 2017

Chris and Megan review the prosecution history and examiner statistics for U.S. Patent No. 8,825,597, which covers the Dropbox technology. Based on the examiner's statistics, how likely was it for Dropbox to obtain this patent?

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#7 ‘Alice’ before ‘Alice’

April 17, 2017

Chris and Megan decide what to do with an application facing a non-functional, descriptive subject matter argument: US Application No. 11/635,318. Chris provides the history of this type of rejection, which provided ammunition against business method and software patents before Alice and continues to pose problems for some applicants.

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#6 The Top Six Attributes of a Good Patent Attorney

April 17, 2017

Chris and Megan explore what makes a good patent attorney in today's world of big data.

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