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Reed Tech and PatentCore Launch Reed Tech Patent Advisor
Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a part of the LexisNexis family and a provider of content management services, and PatentCore, a publisher of online patent office analytics, announced the launch of Reed Tech Patent Advisor information services. The new offering comprises a family of online data intelligence tools for patent professionals. The Patent Advisor service seeks to provide patent professionals with strategic insight based upon information gleaned from an analysis of more than 5 million patent applications. The new collection of online services expands upon the previously released Reed Tech Patent Application Reports with a variety of new offerings.
The listing of Patent Advisor services currently includes the following:
- Patent Advisor Open Search Service: This simple to use online search system provides instant access to comprehensive and dynamically updated performance data for every U.S. patent examiner and art unit. Reported performance attributes include, for example, data related to RCE turnaround time, allowance rates, and appeal process outcomes.
- Patent Advisor Report Service: This online service enables a user to select any patent application and quickly obtain a corresponding printable PDF application report that includes commentary and useful statistics that reveal what is “normal” for the examiner and the art unit assigned to the selected application.
- Patent Advisor Corporate Dashboard Service: Corporations now have easy online access to comprehensive and dynamically updated analysis of how different law firms, lawyers, examiners, and art units have managed the assets in their own product portfolio or in one of their competitors.
- Patent Advisor Law Firm Dashboard Service: IP attorneys and their organizations can access this online service to quickly and easily compare their clients’ patent application statuses to a broad universe of metrics specific to the associated examiners and art units processing the applications. This information is useful for improving efficiency, for supporting marketing efforts, and for managing client expectations.
Source: Reed Technology and Information Services, Inc.
Paula J. Hane
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