ANAQUA Corporate: Prosecution

Prosecution manages the docket and drives matters through the lifecycle in an efficient and automated way. These tools support secure collaboration and properly report and archive all documents, art, and correspondence, and validate key dates, status, and numbers against external data, which improves efficiency and productivity and reduces risk.

Intake & Data Integrity

Whether you’re trying to lower the barrier to innovation, or onboarding newly acquired assets, augmenting your intake process is critical to your IP operations. Further, ensuring the accuracy of all your data is paramount to successful management of your innovation and intellectual property. With Intake & Data Integrity, corporations benefit from the following features:

  • The ANAQUA portal lowers the barrier for innovation submissions
  • Queues, reviews, and evaluation features help elevate your innovation and IP decisions
  • Matter creation, import, and upload tools accelerate case intake procedures
  • Portal and review users get a system that is visual, friendly, mobile, and social
  • Patent and trademark data validation is provided at the record and portfolio level for the most accurate IP data possible
Intake and Data Integrity

Drafting & Review

AQX’s drafting tools reduce time to author high-quality patent applications by 50% and keep your team’s focus on the technical and legal arguments. This reduces prosecution costs and time to grant, increases defensibility, and improves enforceability. Corporations can use Drafting & Review tools to:

  • Identify issues of antecedent basis, figure reference, claim support, claim numbering, term consistency, etc. that people often miss
  • Display identified defects in-line using Microsoft Word comments, enabling rapid resolution and maintaining user focus
  • Analyze patent drafts for eligibility, novelty, and clarity, improving enforceability
  • Predict Art Unit and forecasts allowance, pendency, number of Office actions, etc., keeping expectations in line and informing response strategy
  • Streamline the collaborative review workflow process and enables efficient processing of high volumes of work

Docketing, PTO Integration, and E-Filing

Docketing drives matters through their lifecycle in an automated way. PTO integration and e-filing streamline and automate Office action retrieval and filing of applications. Anaqua partners with major corporate clients to keep pace with and advance the state of the art of new online tools at PTOs around the world, reducing risk and cycle time. With these tools, corporations can:

  • Download, auto-docket, and auto-process USPTO Office actions from Private PAIR
  • Personalize docket and prosecution reports to keep your users’ focus on the most important tasks
  • Monitor resource utilization KPIs to forecast potential bottlenecks and support continuous improvement
  • Reduce the potential for user or OCR errors through XML and PDF file exchange with worldwide PTOs including EPO, CIPO, JPO, SIPO, USPTO
  • Bulk generate XML and EFS-Web PDF forms for filing to streamline the process and eliminate retyping or copy/paste of data into online forms

Office Action Response

AQX analyzes Office actions to produce a shell response from a template that lays out the issues by statute, details the claims affected, and is ready for the legal and technical arguments by the practitioner, enabling stronger Office action responses in less time.

  • Numbers, orders, and adjusts claims for dependencies during revision, saving time
  • Updates prediction of allowance rate, pendency, number of Office actions, supporting informed strategy and keeping client expectations in line
  • Generates reporting letter with summary of examiner’s issues produced by Natural Language Recognition
  • Optionally includes patents cited by the examiner annotating each cited document to show the specific sections used by the examiner rejecting specific claims

Prior Art & IDS Generation

IDS generation and a Related Art Library help you efficiently manage, evaluate, and cite prior art during prosecution. This improves what is known as a tedious, manual, and time-consuming task and avoids costly errors or omissions. Corporations that use Prior Art & IDS Generation can:

  • Search and bulk action features, link related art across matters, and save time
  • Import Art in bulk, handle duplicates, track citation status across multiple patents
  • Simplify generation of EFS-compliant IDS forms with the Visual Citation Matrix
  • Link art to matters using the Related Art library, noting when art was first cited and by whom