Wed, Oct 7, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
A recent blog article by European patent powerhouse, Kilburn & Strode, described a state of transition in the patent industry in the context of three eras: IP Practice 1.0, IP Practice 2.0, and IP Practice 3.0. IP Practice 1.0 was largely paper-based with the predominant technologies including word processing and facsimile. The hallmark of IP Practice 2.0 has been the digitization of patent files and prior art documents, which has enabled electronic filing and searching, as well as newer technologies like machine translation. Now, according to K&S, “we are embarking on the era of IP Practice 3.0, which offers greater automation, more use of AI applications, and the customization of other technologies” to “increase efficiency, simplify tasks and offer greater value to clients.”
We are seeing more and more manifestations of the transition to this new epoch, from the emergence of new business models for patent practices to the explosion of new technologies specifically designed to augment and amplify practitioners and other patent professionals. In this webinar, we will discuss the evolution of versions 1.0 to 3.0 and a new proposed framework for structuring and operating patent practices in a way that specifically addresses many of today’s challenges.