Find out how one medical device leader crafts the most effective patent prosecution strategies
Overcoming Process Inefficiencies
NuVasive is a medical device company whose competitive advantage derives from the speed of its innovation in products and procedures for the spine. The IP team felt it had no control over the patent application process and needed to understand why some took longer than others. Since process enhancement is vital to NuVasive, the IP team sought to devise more efficient strategies for obtaining patents.
Strategies for Earlier IP Protections
LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® provided NuVasive insight into the USPTO process, allowing the IP team to craft efficient prosecution strategies and to quickly make informed decisions about when action was required. The company reduced bottlenecks in the process, resulting in more streamlined approvals.
The Benefits of Patent Prosecution Data Analytics
- NuVasive gained clarity of process by immediately integrating PatentAdvisor tools into its workflow.
- The company can now display a comprehensive overview of every patent in the NuVasive portfolio.
- PatentAdvisor afforded greater certainty around prosecution costs because USPTO actions were more predictable.
- The company gained ongoing actionable intelligence, allowing for quick decisions when patents were off track.