Law Firm Docketing for Large Patent Practices

Challenges Faced by Large Patent Practices

  • Have outgrown docketing staff but don’t have enough new work to add a full time professional.
  • High cost of support staff in some areas making overhead hard to manage.
  • Need temporary help docketing while staff is out on leave or vacation.
  • Would like to simplify and improve docketing operations and are willing to look at docketing automation to lower cost, speed turn around, reduce labor, and improve accuracy. 
  • Have a large file transfer and lack resources or expertise in managing a large influx of files at once.
  • Want to add or improve a “second pair of eyes” review process for routine on-docketing. 
  • Want to run a dual docketing system to guard against critical date misses but cost and staffing requirements are a deterrent.
  • Want to improve speed and efficiency of IDS processing but don’t know how. 
  • Need help cleaning up bibliographic data or verifying docketing after discovery of a serious error.
  • Occasionally need overflow assistance with paralegal work, file intake, data verification and proofreading.

Black Hills AI Has Solutions to Meet Those Challenges

  • Our SureDocket™ automated subscription docketing service is less expensive and far more accurate than manual docketing, plus includes automated internal reporting and built-in prosecution analytics free of charge. Our Pipeline™ cloud portal makes all docketing fully transparent. Our SureDocket™ docketing is also done in real-time where an API is available. 
  • Our SureDocket™ can be activated and deactivated selectively (per PTO document type), and incrementally, to take on only as much docketing as needed or desired. 
  • We are experts in file opening and our innovative File Opening Supervisor system assures your files are opened timely and correctly.
  • Our DocketSaver™ automated docket error checker can handle the “second pair of eyes” review process for routine on-docketing received from the USPTO’s portal. It requires no change to existing docketing process and makes sure all portal items get on your docket as expected.
  • Our economical and thorough DualDocket™ automated dual docketing system runs off the USPTO’s PAIR data set and keeps a back up docket of your key non-recoverable critical date deadlines, based on the “gold standard” official priority dates, to guard against critical date misses. It is economical and systematically thorough.
  • We can automatically process your incoming USPTO and foreign correspondence and give you IDS information in a “ready to load” format to save you tedious and expensive labor. 
  • Our Amazing Grace™ IP data verification system can validate all your IP data to assure that all your client’s matters are docketed correctly, no files are missing, and renewals get paid.
  • Our proofreading technology speeds proofreading and generates certificates of correction ready to go.
  • Our service team is all located in the U.S. so we are easy to work with and understand your practice.
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