The prosecution process is full of opportunity for errors and backlogs that can impact patent rights while placing strain on your department.
Derwent’s team of paralegal and administrative professionals serve as an extension of your department. Tailored to meet and address individual needs, our solutions are designed to bring relief to common pressure points throughout the IP process all while strengthening workflows around key administrative yet essential tasks.
And when the unexpected happens, our paralegals can quickly respond and support special projects, keeping the IP department agile, on track and allowing in-house teams to stay focused on higher value work.
Strengthen your team and do more
Get projects done in a shorter time, freeing up your resources and allowing you to do more with less.
Shift the administrative burden and refocus your team
Reduce the repetitive tasks and backlog in your IP department and allow your team to focus on higher-value projects.
Always be prepared to respond to the unforeseen
When the unexpected happens, our paralegals can quickly respond, keeping the IP department agile and on track, allowing your teams to focus on higher priorities.
The complexity of preparing Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) filing packages can be time-consuming and costly. Derwent provides full-scale support around the preparation and management of IDS filing packages, including prior art/reference entry for submission to the USPTO. We review all related applications to ensure that submissions include references found throughout the family. We work directly with you to understand existing processes and procedures, developing a clear and concise workflow and process guide to detail all requirements.
At the end of the prosecution process, we run a comprehensive review of the status up to that point. Our experts review all claim submissions for accuracy and do a comprehensive review of the prosecution to date, ensuring that all submissions are complete and confirmed.
Using proprietary proofreading tools and processes, we examine issued patents for accuracy, scrutinizing data for errors that can affect the enforceability of the patent, including: a review of the priority, continuity and bibliographic information for errors; claim sets; numbering and inconsistencies. We take it to the next step, preparing and supporting filing the Certificate of Correction.
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.