Create Quality Patents that Drive Revenue and Energize Your Inventors

PATENT QUALITY MATTERS®

While the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) creates an incentive to file patent applications as quickly as possible, many companies are unable to correspondingly accelerate their invention-to-application filing timeframes, or rapidly cull unworthy inventions from their inventories. Many applicants unfortunately invest in applications without due consideration of the prior art, setting themselves up for negative surprises in prosecution that only compound the loss in valuable time and expense in the application process.

AOP™ offers a suite of research solutions plus its transformative CONCEPT TO INVENTION™ process to help you accelerate your invention-to-application timeline, increase your company’s patent grant rate with high-quality patents and help you identify new business opportunities.

AOP’s Concept to Invention helps clients assess the potential validity of an invention earlier in the process in an affordable way, quickly eliminating those that won’t make it and drafting higher quality claims for those with potential. On average, it can be done in 1/3 of the average time required to create a typical application.

Advantages Gained:

Improve Patentability

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Improve Patentability

Uncover prior art early in the process and use it to inform and refine your claim construction to guide your clients toward more innovative and higher quality patents

Freedom to Operate

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Freedom to Operate

Ensure your clients’ products have the freedom to operate and will not run into relevant art

Power of the Crowd

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Power of the Crowd

Gain confidence in your prior art searches by harnessing the power of the crowd

Speed

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Speed

Accelerate the invention-to-application process so you can protect your clients’ ideas from the risk that someone else will file first or prior art will develop

Reduce Costs

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Reduce Costs

Quickly knock out ideas that are un-patentable and eliminate unnecessary costs

Inspire More Innovation

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Inspire More Innovation

When inventors see their disclosures move more quickly to application, they will be more inspired to innovate