SOUTHFIELD, Mich. July 13, 2011
Thomson IP Manager’s new fully integrated data validation functionality enables users to proactively identify and correct data discrepancies in their portfolios on an ongoing basis by comparing their data to the Thomson Reuters Global Patent Data Collection, a comprehensive database of patent documents with 76 million records from more than 70 issuing authorities. This ensures errors that may affect critical prosecution and maintenance dates can be quickly caught and fixed, so IP rights are properly protected without any cost exposure.
The integrated data validation tool also provides improved collaboration among IP team members as the review process can be built into the organization’s IP workflow, ensuring that the correct individuals review the data in a timely manner. For optimal efficiency, IP professionals can also prioritize data discrepancy results, which ensures that the most critical issues are addressed first.
New IDS Reference Management functionality in Thomson IP Manager helps IP professionals manage patent and technical literature references related to pending patent applications. Using these features, attorneys and paralegals can view, manage and report upon cited references. In addition, Thomson IP Manager helps users to propagate and cross-cite references to ensure that they are cited properly across the portfolio, supporting complex, configurable relationships between matters.
Enhancements to the Process Architect™ include an entirely redesigned Collaboration Portal with better workload visibility, simplified task navigation and a clear graphical view of the structure of processes for all workflow participants. New Survey and Delegation capabilities support more complex collaborative processes, such as invention review, international filing, contract renewal and maintenance decisions involving multiple stakeholders, allowing senior decision makers to more easily collect feedback from experts around the business and make well-informed decisions.
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