LexisNexis Introduces New Features, Enhancements to PatentOptimizer

Jan 20, 2006

LexisNexis U.S., a provider of legal, news and business information services, has introduced LexisNexis PatentOptimizer v2.0, an enhanced version of the service for the drafting and analysis of patent applications and granted patents.

PatentOptimizer v2.0 is designed specifically for the drafting and analysis of patent applications and granted patents. This tool can streamline the patent analysis process and serves as a critical quality control check for Corporate Counsel and Intellectual Property lawyers. It is designed to enable patent practitioners to draft better applications and analyze patents at issue in litigation in a more efficient manner than previously available.

Enhancements in this version include an addition to the Check Claims feature that performs an analysis of antecedent basis compliance, as well as a new feature, Check References, which identifies, extracts and analyzes patent citations included in applications or granted patents. Other key features of the service include: Check Parts, to check the accuracy and consistency of part numbers and labels. Edit and correct mislabeled parts with commands and identify repeated parts and correct as necessary; Check Terms, to generate a list of cases referencing and interpreting key terms from patents, which includes case links and Shepard's Citations Service reports; and Patent Citation, to insert fully-formatted patent citations into applications by keying in a patent number.

PatentOptimizer v2.0 also allows users to: link to dictionaries and thesauri for suggestions or alternative terminology; identify broader and narrower term and phrase suggestions from the Matthew Bender treatise, the Attorney's Dictionary of Patent Claims and Ei Compendex Thesaurus; search Web search engines for terms and phrases and automatically renumber claims and claim references once editing is finished.

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