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Practising Law Institute

Practising Law Institute is a non-profit continuing legal education organization chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, founded in 1933. PLI is dedicated to providing the legal community and allied professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques which are critical to the development of a professional, competitive edge.

The PLI Patent Bar Review Course is the Nation’s #1 Patent Bar Review and is geared to one thing and one thing only – ensuring you pass the PTO Exam! All course materials are 100% Exam-Focused, and updated continually to all current USPTO rules tested on the Exam. Interactive testing software, Patware, leads the field in computer-based testing and closely tracks the computer-based Exam. MORE LIVE LOCATIONS than anyone else throughout the United States, and available in MORE HOMESTUDY FORMATS (CD-ROMs, DVDs & CDs).

 

LexisNexis IP

LexisNexis IP (formerly Reed Tech), A LexisNexis Company, has withstood the test of time, adapting to the latest technology and meeting the needs of its customers for nearly 50 years. As part of the LexisNexis® family, Reed Tech serves its clients in the public and private sectors with the expertise and capacity required in the technology-focused fields of content management and Intellectual Property services.

Reed Tech offers a robust suite of services for all facets of information capture, transformation, management and distribution, including large volumes of technical documents, offering products and services that include Intellectual Property Solutions, Life Sciences, Website and Social Media Archiving and Content Managing Services (CMS). With continued work for organizations such as the Food and Drug Administration and the Patent & Trademark Office, Reed Tech is a recognized leader in content management services.

 

CPA Global

CPA Global was founded in 1969 in Jersey, Channel Islands, and today employ over 2,000 IP people.  Their heritage began in patent annuities, expanding into Asia and the US in the 1970s, and grew services to encompass trademarks in the 1980s.  From 2000, the scope of thier offer has grown dramatically. They systematically acquired leading software, service and information companies to build a unique breadth and depth of capability, spanning the entire IP lifecycle and with an unrivaled network that circles the globe.  In 2012, they were acquired by private equity firm Cinven. This heralded a new chapter in their development and has driven an accelerated growth strategy and strengthening of the business’ global footprint in mainland Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.  It also saw four acquisitions in three years: Silicon Valley-based developer of IP electronic document management systems First To File in 2013; IP service provider Patrafee in the Nordics (together with its IP Forecaster budgeting tool) in 2014; leading international search brand Landon IP also in 2014; and market innovators in information and analytics, Innography in 2015.

 

Derwent

Derwent, A Clarivate Analytics Company, powers the innovation lifecycle from idea to commercialization – with trusted patent data, applications, and services including Derwent Innovation, Derwent World Patent Index, Derwent Patent Citation Index, and Derwent Data Analyzer. Their solutions are used to monitor technology trends and competitive landscapes, inform freedom to operate analysis, secure patent rights, monetize and license assets and support litigation activities.  Derwent solutions are built for inventors, patent attorneys and licensing specialists at start-ups and the largest global innovators, legal professionals at the leading intellectual property practices, and patent examiners at more than 40 patent offices.  Derwent Innovation provides trusted patent data and tools to monitor technology trends and competitive landscapes, inform FTO opinions, prosecute patents, monetize and license assets and support litigation activities. Derwent World Patents Index provides curated patent content enriched with enhanced titles and comprehensive abstracts in English.   And our suite of IP Services provides a one-stop shop to support all aspects of patent research, docketing, paralegal and other support functions.

 

Ambercite

Founded in 2010, Ambercite is based on the ideas of founder Doris Spielthenner. With her background in the application of advanced social network analytics, she realized that the same principles could be applied to disrupt the status quo of patent searching and analysis. Other co-founders contributed backgrounds in Video gaming (for intuitive interfaces), Big data analytics (for far-reaching, real-time insights), and Patent law and practice.  This ideal combination was the perfect foundation for creating the unique technology that’s today’s Ambercite.

 

Unified Patents

Unified Patents is a 200+ international membership organization that seeks to improve patent quality and deter unsubstantiated or invalid patent assertions in defined technology sectors (Zones) through its activities. Its actions are focused broadly in Zones with substantial assertions by Standards Essential Patents (SEP) holders and/or Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs). These actions may include analytics, prior art, invalidity contests, patentability analysis, administrative patent review (PTAB), amicus briefs, economic surveys, and essentiality studies. Unified works independently of its members to achieve its deterrence goals.  Unified uses the subscription fees collected for each Zone to provide a wide range of services. Unified conducts patent analytics and provides those analytics to subscribed members. Unified also monitors ownership data, secondary-market patent sales, demand letters, post-grant procedures, and litigation to track activity and risks in each Zone. Unified also files post-grant procedures against patents it believes are unpatentable or invalid.

 

Morningside IP

Morningside IP is a recognized leader in global patent filing and one of the largest intellectual property translation companies in the world. With a single instruction, Morningside can prepare high-quality patent translations and file applications in over 150 jurisdictions. Morningside’s secure, market-leading IP Platform lets you easily request quotes, place orders and manage all your IP projects at the click of a button, from anywhere in the world. Designed specifically with their IP clients’ needs in mind, the platform streamlines and centralizes the patent translation & foreign patent filing process. Now featuring IQ, the ground-breaking instant quoting tool that provides immediate, accurate quotes for patent translation & foreign patent filing.  Find out why over 1/3 of the Top 100 PCT filers in North America rely on Morningside for their patent translation & foreign filing needs.

 

Enhance Product Development

Enhance Logo on BlueEnhance Product Development is a product design firm offering a full suite of services for inventors, entrepreneurs and start-ups.  Enhance’s core competency is in industrial design, engineering and prototyping, marketing and licensing.  Their innovative team has the creative vision and knowhow that is the difference that makes the difference.  From complicated multi-phased projects to simple product concepts, their extensive background and capabilities create an environment where products flourish and achieve their potential.

Having been involved in licensing for over a decade, Enhance has extensive experience with what licensees are looking for and have developed their  design packages and method of establishing a license deal with one goal in mind: attracting a company to take your invention and pay you a royalty.