USPTO Recap – 7 Patent Issuance Facts of 2016 [INFOGRAPHIC]

This infographic features the top patent awardees of 2016 in different segments based on USPTO data. This segmentation can serve as a reference point for performing deeper analysis to support patent prosecution strategies, product marketing strategies, as well as global acquisition and licensing strategies.

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Yahoo Patents Smart Billboard for Ad Targeting

Yahoo has filed a patent for a camera equipped “smart” billboard that has a wide array of sensors and drone-based cameras to collect information about people for ad targeting.

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USPTO Patent Issuance Report – First Half-Year of 2016

MaxVal has recapped all the latest US patent trends from the first half of 2016.
The total number of patents issued by the USPTO between Jan’16 to June ‘16 is 168,077.

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The New Game Changer – IP5 and Global Prosecution Data

It has been over fifteen years since the release of Private PAIR. It was one of the most significant technical achievements by the USPTO and one of the major milestones in the patent data revolution by allowing electronic patent filing and data access. Although a real game changer fifteen years ago, as anyone who tried to get through the latest

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Transparency is Critical in a Patent Annuity Payment Service

MaxVal Annuity Payer was launched in 2014 with the goal of providing complete transparency on annuity payment fees, as well as simplified workflow and excellent service. Pricing transparency is an important issue for customers. Things get complicated when negotiated fees are combined with currency exchange and foreign agent fees. Misunderstandings over fee amounts can easily occur. These misunderstandings can spill over

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Why do We Pay Maintenance Fees?

Patent maintenance fees continue to increase. However, once the patent has issued, the USPTO does not provide any ongoing services to the patent holders. Therefore patent holders are correct in wondering why they must pay patent maintenance fees and why the fees are increasing. The requirement of maintenance fees has both economic and public policy reasons. First, maintenance fee revenue is used

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Competition Monitoring Across Patent Lifecycle: Using 5 Powerful Email Alerts

The patent landscape is tougher and more complicated than ever before. The ever-increasing amount of patent litigation cases in district courts, federal courts, and PTAB trials and appeals courts is a clear indicator of the struggle inventors and companies face to secure their intellectual assets. Applying for a patent, getting it granted and monetizing it is harder than it was

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5 Everyday Tasks of Patent Attorneys/Paralegals (and Instant Solutions)

Patent attorneys and paralegals handle a sizable list of routine tasks for their clients every day. Some are minor but repetitive; some are complicated as well as time consuming. While it may not be possible to completely automate those complex tasks like drafting claims, prior-art search, proofreading or certain USPTO activities; it is feasible that certain simple tasks like patent

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MaxVal’s PAIR Uploader – An Easy Tool to Upload Documents for IDS filing

PAIR Uploader (Beta) is a desktop application designed to allow users to upload their EFS ready documents in bulk into PAIR.  The tool obviates the need to upload documents one by one, thereby simplifying IDS filings. In addition, the PAIR Uploader (Beta) is also integrated with our Max-Insight suite of tools. Once you have installed the tool, select the appropriate document type

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