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Renewals Management

With the abundant expertise and the experience regarding automated process management accumulated in patent field for more than 20 years, NAIP has created "PVIGO e-Services" global patent renewals payment and process management services for you.

Advantages

Advantages

Technical Expertise

Technical Expertise

Experience

Experience

Knowledge Services

Knowledge Services

Our Service Strengths

Experienced Patent Agents & Attorneys for US and Taiwan Filings

North America Intellectual Property Corporation (NAIP) have US patent agents as well as Taiwan patent attorneys and Taiwan patent agent. Each of our patent attorneys and agents is experienced in the field of patents, as well as on-the-ground industry experience in their own field. They excel at drafting specifications and claims for clients, as well as OA analysis and response and identification of infringement. In addition to this they also engage in telephone interviews with examiners on behalf of clients in order to increase the chances of a patent being granted.

Patent Engineer Team

NAIP has a strong patent engineer team. Our engineers are high-performers with a wide range of specialisms, recruited from the best universities and a range of industries. On being recruited they are put through a patent drafting training program of around three years. Department heads review each patent specification, OA analysis and response on completion by patent engineers, in terms of its technical detail and the writing style, to ensure quality. The NAIP engineering team, therefore, has gained an accurate understanding of the technical features of inventions across a range of industrial fields, allowing them to provide our clients more comprehensive patent protection.

Patent Workflow

NAIP’s administration team has adopted a dual mechanism to ensure quality and efficiency in our patent workflow. First of all, patent workflow management is double-checked by department heads, to ensure no mistakes occur. The second level of protection involves each of the departments in the workflow chain checking the material handed over to them in terms of accuracy and with regard to any pending deadlines, meaning cases entrusted to us go through several quality checks. Although all cases go through this dual mechanism, with support from our comprehensive automated systems, NAIP can expedite certain urgent cases on request from clients to meet a desired application date specified by a client.

Automated Management Systems

NAIP began to develop a series of automated patent management systems in 1999.

  • Our patent services team converts specific client needs and the regulations for patent prosecution and patent drafting in the specific country in question into a structured data file and enters it into our system. On receipt of the data, the system automatically provides our service personnel with information, such as the official deadlines for the case in question, which item of the prosecution process has already passed its deadline, what processes are required for each kind of case and each application stage, which forms must be included with a patent application and the procedure for the following stage of the process.
  • We've developed a patent drafting template which checks patent drafts and makes interactive revisions, as well as ensuring the draft meets the standards of the country of application, lowering the chance that it will have to be amended, and thence cutting down on client costs, as well as accelerating the grant of the patent.
  • NAIP's IT team have also developed a system which increases the accuracy and efficiency of e-filing in Taiwan and the US. This means clients can get an application number immediately, as well as enjoying a discount on official filing fees.
  • We've developed a mechanism to automatically download data from the US PAIR system. This data is then automatically compared against NAIP's database, to ensure that the application filed by NAIP has already been processed by the USPTO. Notifications are given on receipt of an office action or other official correspondence from the USPTO.
  • We've developed the USPTO eOA Viewer tool, which allows us to receive OA-related data immediately, giving us more time to prepare the OA response; this tool also allows for USPTO citations to be downloaded into our internal image file database where it can be referenced by clients and our patent management team.

Secure and stable e-Commerce Service Platform

NAIP has built the PVIGO e-Service Platform, to provide clients with IP cloud services. In order to ensure that our clients can access all the data on their patent securely and conveniently, this platform is protected by several layers of security and uses an access control matrix to ensure that users can only access data relating to their own patents. The system also allows users to set customized layout to view patent data, monitor their application progress and billing information, as well as image files of the patent application and of official correspondence from the patent office on the platform. The platform also allows customers to pay renewal fees online, as well as to access the list of official fees for each country and legal information.

Tracking of Regulatory Changes Worldwide

NAIP has an in-house legal research team, which is constantly monitoring changes in patent regulations worldwide, in order to provide timely in-house classes and training and to research responsive strategies with the patent management and engineering departments. They also provide notices for clients on these changes, to ensure that clients are aware of the latest regulations, to ensure they have adequate time to make adjustments in their internal patent management strategy.

Global Network of Partners

In order to provide our clients with worldwide patent protection service, NAIP only works with global partner agencies with sound operation record, patent engineer team with comprehensive technical fields, meticulous administrative procedure, legal consultation service of patent regulations, and reasonable price. At the same time, NAIP has also established a SOP for working with our global partner agencies, to ensure that both parties can apply the same strict SOP to providing NAIP clients with a full range of quality professional services.


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