By Thomas Marlow, Chief Technology Officer
Did you know that BHIP was the first company to put into production 100% fully automated docket action determination for the US, Europe, China, and dozens of other countries? We maintain algorithms to recognize the documents used by PTOs across the globe.
- BHIP was the first company to put into production 100% fully automated docket action determination for the US, Europe, China, and dozens of other countries. We maintain algorithms to recognize the documents used by PTOs across the globe.
- Our automation platform automatically processes tens of thousands of transactions each week and has handled over 2,000,000 transactions to date.
- Our docketing technology can completely eliminate human error from the docketing decision process. We leverage two separate sets of rules. First, we make the docketing decision using data from multiple sources in addition to the document itself. Second, we verify the correct decision was made and ensure the docketing was completed correctly in the customer system. This automation not only offers speed but also accuracy and reliability far surpassing that possible using human-only docketing teams.
- By leveraging this technology, BHIP can be not only more economical than off-shore providers, but also eliminates all data-export concerns, and provides superior speed and accuracy.
- Even with all this technology, we don’t take the human touch of the business. With a docketing team that is located 100% in the US, direct access is always a phone call away.
- Our automated docketing supports all the major docketing systems including FoundationIP, Memotech, Patricia (Patrix), CPI, AppColl, IP Manager and Anaqua. We have mastered all the standard docketing requirements of these systems and can automatically translate between them.
WORKING WITH YOUR CONFIGURATION
- We can readily configure our docketing technology to meet the needs and desires of individual customers and our machine-readable knowledge base includes over 130,000 procedures we use to meet the specific needs of our customers while at the same time offering our customers access to our standard docketing procedures so they can mix and match industry-accepted best practices with their own proprietary capabilities.
- We are the only company that has automated complex docketing operations involving multiple steps. Using our revolutionary docket “chaining” technology, complicated processes can be automated.
- For full end-to-end automation, we offer automated docket entry through the APIs provided by leading systems including FoundationIP, Patricia (Patrix), CPI, and AppColl, with others to follow as they come available. With systems that provide a machine-interface for automated access, docketing can be completed within minutes of receipt by BHIP. Automated reporting ensures the completed docketing is in the hands of our customers’ attorneys or clients just as quickly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Thomas (Tom) Marlow is the Chief Technology Officer for Black hills IP and is the President of Black Hills IP Renewals, our patent annuities management company. Tom is a registered patent attorney and electrical engineer with a passion for IP systems. Previously, Tom ran the IP department for a multi-billion-dollar semiconductor manufacturing company where he oversaw worldwide IP strategy, enforcement, and procurement.
Tom taps his in-house and prior private practice experience to develop and deliver products and services that address known pain-points in the patent process. Tom has spoken before diverse audiences from patent attorneys, to C-suite executives to engineers to startup founders on patent management, analysis, and strategy over the years. Tom also has experience prosecuting and managing patent prosecution on a global scale and is the co-author of the Lexis published “US Patent Prosecutor’s Desk Reference”.
Tom was previously co-chair of the patent analytics and portfolio management department at the Minneapolis patent firm Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. He received his law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center, and Bachelors of Science from the University of Notre Dame.