Juristat Release Notes 11/13/2017

Comment

Juristat Release Notes 11/13/2017

Juristat Search Now in Public Beta

    We're excited to announce that Juristat's new search feature is now in Public Beta. Many of you helped us with valuable feedback in our silent Beta release, so thank you for all your feedback, patience, and support!

    Juristat Search allows you to search and filter on all the patent and application text in our system, including rejections and appeals. We also provide filters for art units, examiners, firms, assignees, customer numbers and much more. You can also save and tag searches for later review. The major features are outlined below.

    Features

    Application View

    A completely updated application view that shows the prosecution history of the application, bibliographic information, full file history and PDF documents, drawings, and key performance metrics about the application, the examiner, and the examiner's art unit. The application view also links out to Examiner, Art Unit, and Business Intelligence reports.

    Search History

    Your search history is now automatically saved as you search. You can view your search history (and saved searches – see below) by clicking on your username in the top right corner of the app and then click on "Search History".

    Saved Searches

    You can now save your searches by clicking the disk icon above the search results. Give your search a name, an optional short description, and any tags you like. Tags are separated by spaces or commas. View your saved searches by clicking on the "Saved" tab on the search history page. You can delete, edit, and search for your saved searches on the saved search page.

    Enhancements

    Search Enhancements

    • Search now waits to start searching until you press the "enter" key in the search box
    • Inventor names are now visible on search results
    • Improvements to layout on lower resolution monitors
    • Many performance improvements to searching

    Report Enhancements

    • Added a design patents filter to filter out design patents from reports in Filters > Other > Design Patents
    • Added a rejection bases filter to filter reports by  rejection bases (101, 102, 103, Alice, Myriad/Mayo, etc.) in Filters > Other > Has Rejection Type

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed a bug where a search would frequently appear to never stop loading
    • USPC class filter no longer restricts filter options to the subclasses of the first selected class
    • Fixed a bug with the date range filter not collapsing after it's activated and a search is performed
    • Fixed a bug where continuation filters were not updating the continuation graphs after being applied

    Comment

    How the Choice of a Rejection Response Can Impact Your Prosecution Timeline

    Comment

    How the Choice of a Rejection Response Can Impact Your Prosecution Timeline

    One of the biggest questions every client wants to know is “how long will patent prosecution take?” A corollary to that question is “how much will it cost?” The most honest answer is that every prosecution is different and each application involves its own unique set of circumstances. But what many patent prosecutors don’t know is exactly how much longer each type of rejection response will add onto an application’s prosecution timeline.

    Comment

    Appeals and Allowance Rates

    Comment

    Appeals and Allowance Rates

    How do appeals affect eventual allowance rates? What Art Units are most amenable to allowing applications after successful appeals? Our latest post leverages Juristat's data analytics to take a look and see whether appeals are a sound strategic choice.

    Comment

    The Art Units with the Highest and Lowest Alice Allowance Rates

    Comment

    The Art Units with the Highest and Lowest Alice Allowance Rates

    In the three-plus years since Alice was decided, we’ve seen the case take quite a toll on the viability of patent applications in the software, e-commerce, and business methods art units. In these technologies, allowance rates have plunged, abandonments have skyrocketed, and a general sense of pessimism has pervaded the industry. However, the effects of Alice, while significant for certain tech sectors, are far from uniform across the USPTO. In fact, there are some art units at the USPTO where Alice rejections pose very little problems for applicants, while in others, they are an application-killer. 

    Comment

    Advanced Analytics and the Power of Nuance

    Comment

    Advanced Analytics and the Power of Nuance

    Simple data points, like allowance rates and office action rates, offer tactical insights and help patent professionals prosecute an application as efficiently as possible. As firms and practitioners become increasingly aware that simple analytics can increase allowance rates, reduce overhead, and increase margins, the demand for more advanced and nuanced analytics has increased substantially. Advanced analytics include metrics such as complex allowance rates, average response time metrics, and extension rates, and allow patent professionals a clearer picture of the patent prosecution process.

    It also turns out that basic allowance rates, while not fundamentally flawed, are often too simple a measure, meaning that prosecutors and firms may not be getting credit where credit is due. Juristat Business Intelligence is the only patent analytics platform that recognizes the true measure of a firm's effectiveness by using nuanced, focused data. 

    Comment

    Evaluating the Lasting Impact of Mayo/Myriad

    Comment

    Evaluating the Lasting Impact of Mayo/Myriad

    As precursors to the more wide-ranging Alice decision and the USPTO guidance that came after it, the impacts of the Mayo and Myriad decisions have gotten somewhat lost in the scuffle of all of the attention paid to § 101 rejections in the software and business methods technology sectors. Just like Alice in those tech sectors, Mayo/Myriad rejections have also made patent prosecution for biotech, pharma, and life science applications much more difficult. In this study, we briefly review the Mayo and Myriad cases, take a look on the lasting effects they have had on the USPTO, and discuss a few ways that big data can help applicants get around Mayo/Myriad rejections. 

     

    Comment

    Why Companies Want their Outside Counsel to Use Data Analytics

    Comment

    Why Companies Want their Outside Counsel to Use Data Analytics

    The legal industry has been much slower to adapt to the use of big data analytics than other industries such as financial services and healthcare, but that is beginning to change. Increasingly, large corporate clients are demanding that their outside counsel incorporate big data analytics into their practices. In this article, we will discuss a few of the reasons why this is the case and how law firms can get started.

    Comment