Docketing is vital across all stages of intellectual property and requires expert care and attention. However, that’s not always possible. Skilled talent can be hard to find and upticks in filing volume can overextend your team’s capacity, creating filing backlogs, docketing errors and prosecution delays.
Our team of docketing professionals can easily become an extension of your team, or are available to support special projects on an as-needed basis.
Eliminate errors and mitigate risk
Get peace of mind with quality control processes that ensure your IP data and deadlines are calculated accurately and always up to date.
Reduce burden and shift resources
Effectively utilize resources and allow your team to focus on the strategic activities most important to the IP department.
Streamline IP processes
Eliminate risky backlogs in IP prosecution. We extend your team, allowing you to always have the experienced support you need so you never fall behind.
Our team of docketing experts deliver scalable and cost-effective primary docketing solutions. Serving as a natural extension of your in-house team, we help implement and maintain sustainable docketing processes that drive operation efficiency and reduce risk. Derwent™ has helped some of the largest IP-centric organizations optimize their docketing programs – and we can do the same for you.
Implementing the right processes to safely manage IP assets and avoid errors is critical. Derwent’s data validation reviews on portfolio matters are conducted using publicly available information from local Patent and Trademark websites in conjunction with Derwent data review products. Our specialized teams look for gaps and discrepancies in clients data that impact on the integrity of your portfolio.
Managing incoming files from multiple sources and checking the quality of clients’ data is our area of expertise. Our teams review incoming information, assessing field mapping and term definitions, along with a further review and confirmation of standard data generation or statutory dates. We reconfirm clients’ data against the various systems we are docketing in to ensure that they align.
Whether you have immediate projects or longer-term needs, our teams can customize your requests, offering different docketing-related solutions to fit your needs. Examples of special projects include:
Matters handled across all clients’ portfolios
Data discrepancy errors captured annually with data validation
Matters docketed per day with an average turnaround time of 48 hours
Average client savings utilizing our dedicated support teams
Corporations are working to drive more value from their outside counsel by negotiating fixed fee arrangements and other alternative billing models to support patent prosecution. Given this trend, law firms are rethinking how they bill for services with the goal of crafting “win-win” pricing models that control costs and provide greater budget predictability without compromising service quality.
Download the interview to learn about the law firm perspective from Tina Elsner, Director of Client Value at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox in Washington, D.C.
Hear from the Executive Director of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox as he explains how the Derwent team provided exceptional service on solving complex IP matters.