Patent Management

Reduce complexity and increase efficiency of patent filings by unifying and automating intellectual property processes.

Lecorpio Patent Management allows geographically distributed IP departments, law firms, inventors and stakeholders to unify their operations for greater efficiency and collaboration across organizations, leading to better business decisions.

Lecorpio Patent Management organizes patent case information into electronic tri-folders analogous to the current paper file folders. All participants in the process, including inventors, in-house counsel, law firm attorneys, administrators, docketing clerks, annuity payment service providers and others, are linked to this database and given selective access to information relevant to their role in the process. Access privileges are controlled so that participants see only what is necessary to carry out their responsibilities.

Lecorpio Patent Management brings structure to your patent application preparation, filing through prosecution and maintenance processes. The system automates docketing; drafts submission, review and approval processes; prepares formal documents; handles divisional, continuation and CIP approvals; manages international filing review and approval processes; and streamlines your annuity review and approval process.

In-house patent counsel can manage budgets, as well as estimates and actuals for each prosecution activity to manage resources efficiently and reduce costs.

Key Features

Centralized repository

Centralized repository

Patent case information is centrally organized into electronic case files. All correspondence and emails between attorneys, inventors and other case participants is stored in the electronic case file to provide a single source of all relevant information.

Prosecution workflow management

Prosecution workflow management

Prosecution actions include specific templates and workflow for each prosecution action. The examples include restriction requirements, office actions, response to office action, other Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) correspondence, notices of allowance, checklists, allowed claims, and more. These documents may be in Word, Excel, Visio, PDF, TIFF or other formats. Official correspondence is stored as unalterable images in the exact form in which they were filed or received from the patent office.

Docketing management

Docketing management

Docketing management is fully integrated with case files, docketing is automatically associated with cases, and the user can instantly link from docket to the case file, or from case file to docket.

The software provides patent statutory country rules for several countries. You can also add your own custom docket generation rules.

Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) management

Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) management

Lecorpio information disclosure management provides features for uploading different types of references/citations, linking references to multiple patent applications and patents and workflow to manage cross-referencing review and approval processes.

The software generates IDS forms and keeps track of updates made on references for auditing purposes.

Spend management

Spend management

Lecorpio Patent Prosecution Management provides comprehensive budget, estimates and actuals management for each task performed by law firms. Each estimate provided by law firms goes through a review and approval process. This provides a complete and up-to-date budget situation.

Patent portfolio management

Patent portfolio management

Create, manage and analyze your portfolios and cluster them by technology areas, product groups and other business factors.

Annuity review and approvals

Annuity review and approvals

The annuity review and approval process can be triggered at a pre-determined schedule to let participants provide their input to the decision. This streamlined process saves money on maintaining non-core patents every year. You can also produce an output to your annuity service provider in their required format.

Configurability

Configurability

Lecorpio Patent Management is highly adaptable and can be configured to work the way you do rather than making you conform to its processes. It offers both mid- and large-sized enterprise users the flexibility to handle diverse requirements by providing flexible customer preferences and task parameters.

Robust analytics

Robust analytics

The integration of Lecorpio business intelligence capabilities reveals the hidden factors driving patent portfolio management. This allows report configuration, customization and real-time reporting.

Benefits

  • Reduce administrative overhead

    All participants maintain a single set of records. The data is entered only one, each participant has access to the latest and accurate data from a centralized location.

  • Improve performance

    Streamline frequent administrative processes with easy-to-use, rapid and automated workflows for domestic and international filings, docketing, prosecution and maintenance.

  • Improve budget planning and forecast

    Manage budgets and monitor any unapproved extensions on filings, gaps between estimates and actuals.

  • Measure productivity

    Gain real-time analytical insight into the productivity and performance of law firms to improve decision-making.

  • Manage risks and rewards

    Perform graphical analysis interactively on your patent portfolio to understand gaps in innovation, competitive intelligence and opportunities for in-license and out-license.

  • Manage institutional knowledge

    Share knowledge on intellectual assets internally, with law firms and across the extended enterprise.