Chris and Megan are patent attorneys who have spent the last few years knee-deep in patent data trying to improve how patent prosecution is done.
Chris invented the LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® product, a suite of tools for improving prosecution performance, and Megan helps him keep it running. Using tools like PatentAdvisor™, Chris and Megan explore how patent data can impact day-to-day prosecution and portfolio management decisions. Their goal is to bring more transparency to the process so patent attorneys can make decisions that lead to quicker timelines, better cost efficiencies and better patents now!
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Facebook and Examiner Favoritism?
Chris and Megan review the prosecution history and examiner statistics for U.S. Patent No. 7,669,123, a very controversial patent that covers the Facebook newsfeed. Was it allowed on merit, or was the USPTO influenced by the identity of the applicant?
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Meet the Hosts
Vice President of Patent Analytics, PatentAdvisor
Chris has over 15 years of experience as a patent attorney specializing in U.S. and foreign patents in the electrical and mechanical fields, as well as for computer hardware and software inventions. As the co-creator of PatentAdvisor, Chris has helped bring transparency to the opaque patent prosecution process with never before available patent office analytics.
Product Director, PatentAdvisor
Megan McLoughlin is the product director for PatentAdvisor, a suite of patent prosecution management tools. Previously, she worked as a patent attorney at the law firm of Nutter, McClennen, & Fish– primarily drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Her technical focus reached into a variety of industries, including medical devices, the food industry, software, printers, and biotech. Megan has a B.S. in Bioengineering from Rice, and a J.D. from Harvard Law.
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