Let’s say it has been more than six months since your team filed a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. The RCE has been making its way through the backlog, and for the past couple of weeks, you have been checking the application’s status every single day. Your company’s IP team is on standby, waiting to launch the appeal process should the RCE fail. A few offices to your right, your colleague is closely following the status of a competitor’s application, the approval or failure of which could completely alter your business group’s outlook for the next two years. In the meantime, you keep patrolling the USPTO’s website in a never-closed browser tab, hoping this will be the day the news arrives.
PAIR Watch is designed to manage the time-consuming task of monitoring patent applications. Months can pass between incremental changes in the status of an application. Of course, that one day that you forget to check is when an important development takes place. If you’re monitoring multiple patent applications, the possibility for an oversight or missed update increases correspondingly.
PAIR Watch takes over the vigil for you. PAIR Watch will monitor the public Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) database operated by the USPTO. PAIR Watch will then send alerts whenever any changes take place to the Image File Wrapper, the Continuity Data or the Transaction History on any applications you want to track.
With PAIR Watch, all you need to do is provide it with the identification numbers for the patent applications you want to track, whether they belong to you or to a competitor.
When PAIR Watch sees a new development on any of the applications that you are monitoring, you will receive an email with all the applicable information. A new amendment? PAIR Watch will deliver the details. Office action? PAIR Watch is on top of it.
PAIR Watch can be fully automated at the enterprise level, giving your organization the ability to monitor hundreds or thousands of relevant patent applications. The right people at your company can receive the updates they need monthly, weekly or even daily.
PAIR Watch is affordably priced, convenient and helps minimize errors or omissions in patent application status changes.