The USPTO hosted a Patent Open Data Conference to promote the use and integration of patent information. John Russell was one of many great speakers among those invited from government, industry, tech, and law presenting their experience using patent data.
John gave insight into some methods attorneys can use patent data for streamlined patent prosecution. He addressed using the data such as office-wide statistics, group statistics, examiner statistics, etc. combined with outside factors. John also discussed how examiner statistics can be misleading and if other factors are not properly balanced, can lead to more difficult prosecution.
For additional insight into navigating the USPTO, you can visit John’s personal blog www.mriplaw.com where he shares the knowledge he’s accumulated over the years. Slides from this presentation can be found under his speaking engagements.