Pratik Patel interviewed for Law.com –
In the midst of increasing patent prosecution workload, Perkins Coie’s intellectual property practice faced a tricky challenge: effectively managing its vast amount of patent portfolios without getting lost in the data.
“When you’re dealing with hundreds of different activities that are going through for a large client portfolio, it’s really important to have a way of staying on top of that, especially since the data comes from so many different systems,” said Rick Howell, chief information officer at Perkins Coie.
So Perkins Coie turned to technology, commissioning legal tech service provider Elevate services to develop a proprietary “Patent Prosecution Platform” that the firm launched in-house in spring 2017. Based off of Elevate Services’ Cael Project Management technology, the platform essentially aims to bring project management to the unwieldy area of patent prosecution.