Reinventing the Patent Prosecution Process

Reinventing the Patent Prosecution Process
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Managing Partner, and Patent Attorney at Oblon Headquarters Alexandria, VA
Reinventing the Patent Prosecution Process
Bradley D. Lytle
Managing Partner, and Patent Attorney at Oblon Headquarters Alexandria, VA
Number of Employees – Total 420, including 120 attorneys and other IP professionals Website link: http://www.oblon.com/
IP and Standards

The economic downturn of 2008 and subsequent cost pressures made many companies re-think their approach to protecting innovation. Oblon had to examine how these companies were going to operate more efficiently by reinventing the processes Oblon used to provide legal services to their clients who want to conduct their patent operations more effectively. Oblon realizes that not all patents are created equal, which creates the need to manage portfolios more strategically.This shift in thinking has led to a change in process at Oblon by placing patents into “lanes” that divide them into high, medium and low priority streams. This way, inventions are rated on the basis of patentability and future value, so they can be prioritized accordingly.

As a leader in IP law, Oblon was well positioned to take advantage of these new market opportunities and bring new value to customers in partnership with Clarivate Analytics.

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