There seems to be little to stop the development of the Self-driving Vehicles (SDV) sector. Companies with huge financial resources that have already invested billions show little inclination in ending their gambit. Cities globally are cooperating with the private sectors on trials. Few appear to seriously doubt that the dream of SDV will be realized. […]
If you are a football manager and your team is playing against the world’s best striker, would it influence which defenders you would select to play that day? Or, if you are a tennis player and you would play against Roger Federer, would it influence how you prepare for the game? Yes, it does you are thinking. You are for sure not going […]
Traditionally, the legal field is not known for advising its clients with data-driven insights. As most of you are surely aware of by now, here at ipQuants we want to change this traditional approach. Our focus is especially directed to all activities before the European Patent Office (EPO). Something as simple as providing clients with […]
How Many Official Communications does your Examiner usually Issue?
Ever wondered how many Official Communications you can risk before the EPO Primary Examiner had “enough”? A common answer you will get is “two to four”, unless you get the equally common answer “it depends” from your EP Agent. We can all agree that neither answer is particularly helpful. Before we dig into the data, […]
Do you know to which other law firm your top client is sending work? Do they receive more or less than your firm? Is that firm performing better than yours? Maybe the applications you have been asked to handle are more complex and that is impacting your performance? Too many questions? What if you could […]
With the abundance of online information available today, it is possible to get an understanding of, among other things, your next negotiation counterpart by just quickly looking them up on LinkedIn. It takes only a couple of minutes, and, more importantly, it is as easy as going online. Even senior executives regularly check into LinkedIn, […]