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The Balancing Act:

Macro vs. Micro Patent Prosecution Management



LIsten to Sylvia Chen, patent counsel at Google, John Lanza, partner at Foley & Lardner, and patent attorney Chris Holt, vice president of patent analytics at Reed Tech, discuss the pros and cons of a macro vs. micro approach to patent prosecution and how to use a combination of both for the most effective outcomes.

Topics covered include:

  • How to most effectively use patent analytics to make bulk decisions about a patent portfolio
  • How to decide when to analyze individual patents that are proving to be more difficult
  • How to easily identify patterns in patent prosecution so that you know which patents require the most attention



Having the statistics to show what an examiner normally does allows us to make better decisions on the vast majority of our cases.

Sylvia Chen

Patent Counsel, Google