In today’s highly competitive and rapidly evolving legal services landscape, IP law firms need to leverage the most advanced tools and technologies to support their business capabilities and deliver maximum value to clients.
Many IP law firms use patent search providers for prior art discovery to support patentability decisions. AcclaimIP goes far beyond search by also providings indispensable analytics, alerts, and visualizations that empower firms with intelligence for prosecution, portfolio consulting, business development, and litigation defense.
Unlike outsourced search, AcclaimIP is integrated into the law firm’s workflows to enhance strategy and daily decision-making. By leveraging AcclaimIP as an essential part of their technology stack, leading firms can:
- Prosecute higher quality patents
- Drive business development
- Uncover new revenue opportunities
- Mitigate litigation risks on behalf of their clients, and
- Benchmark clients’ patent performance —giving them a competitive advantage
Supporting Patent Prosecution
AcclaimIP strengthens patent prosecution by streamlining attorney work and improving patent application outcomes. With its comprehensive prior art search tools, firms can thoroughly evaluate inventions for novelty and non-obviousness. Seeding a search with previously identified related art surfaces the best matches based on what was seeded.
By surfacing the most relevant references, AcclaimIP helps identify any potential issues early and ensure claims have the maximum chance of allowance.
AcclaimIP also simplifies meeting the duty of disclosure by identifying prior art identified in the prosecution of foreign counterparts. AcclaimIP expedites the preparation of Information Disclosure Statements using a quick export feature, including a special export designed for Anaqua AQX imports.
In addition, AcclaimIP provides prosecution analytics and insights into examiner tendencies that attorneys can use to refine their approach and prosecution strategy. Whether it’s leveraging examiner grant rates or typical rejection types, the data empowers firms to secure patents more efficiently. AcclaimIP ensures firms have the competitive intelligence to overcome obstacles and avoid pitfalls during the complex prosecution process.
Providing Strategic Consulting to Maximize Clients’ Patent Portfolio Value
For many clients, simply owning patents is not enough —they need to extract maximum value from their patent portfolios. This is where AcclaimIP enables IP law firms to deliver high-value strategic consulting services in areas such as:
- Patent landscape analysis
- Portfolio gap assessment
- Risk analysis
- Freedom to operate evaluations
With AcclaimIP’s visualization tools and analytics, IP law firms can identify crowded or contested patent landscapes to inform claim drafting, identify coverage gaps in a client’s portfolio, and more.
Through weekly aggregated alerts, AcclaimIP also keeps firms updated on the latest moves by competitors. All of this intelligence informs risk analysis related to freedom to operate, and patents that are deemed useful versus the competition. Ultimately, law firms can leverage AcclaimIP to provide clients with guidance on navigating patent landscapes to minimize infringement exposure while maximizing their flexibility to operate.
Driving Your Firm’s Business Development
In an increasingly competitive legal services market, forward-thinking law firms also leverage AcclaimIP as a business development engine to identify prospects, prepare for client meetings, develop new services, and benchmark their performance via prosecution metrics.
By revealing companies that are operating and patenting in growth areas, AcclaimIP enables law firms to create targeted prospect lists. Firms also leverage AcclaimIP’s portfolio analytics to delve into prospect’s patent portfolios before meetings and identify potential opportunities to provide value. The platform further helps firms scout out foreign markets warranting expanded patent filings and uncover needs for new post-issuance services. Patent prosecution benchmarking provides the metrics firms need to evaluate and improve performance or identify weak competitors in an account.
With AcclaimIP, firms gain a significant advantage for prosecution, consulting and business development —empowering them to deliver maximum value to clients.
Bolstering Patent Litigation Defense
In addition to the core capabilities described above, leading patent firms leverage AcclaimIP to strengthen their patent litigation defense efforts.
For patent owners facing patent litigation or threats from non-practicing entities (NPEs), AcclaimIP is a must-have tool in your defensive arsenal. Specifically, the platform’s uncited prior art analysis exposes relevant references the examiner likely never considered during prosecution. By revealing patents granted despite consequential uncited prior art, AcclaimIP spotlights vulnerabilities in the plaintiff’s position and leverages AI to write proforma validity claims charts, something unique to AcclaimIP (coming soon).
With its robust analytics, firms can disarm assertions by opportunistic NPEs and adopt an offensive posture for dispute resolution or settlement negotiations. AcclaimIP customers report that helping a client quickly dismiss one NPE litigation pays for AcclaimIP many times over. This capability empowers firms to shift dynamics in favor of their clients when threatened by patent lawsuits.
Supporting Your Success
At AcclaimIP, we recognize that our software is only one component of your success. That is why we provide world-class support and resources to ensure your users get the most value from our tools. Our team of patent experts provide timely, in-depth assistance tailored to each customer’s needs.