Managing Patent Search Demand
  • 9:30-10:30 AM PDT
  • Hosted by UnitedLex

    Navigating the in-house patent search process can be daunting: time pressure, attorney-client privilege, knowledge management, and budget are just a few of the many components to be orchestrated. At the heart of this complex legal symphony is selecting the best type of search for the invention and business opportunity. Then, also conducting that search to an appropriate level so the idea is well protected, effectively mitigating wasted prosecution or litigation hours throughout its entire lifecycle.

    During this masterclass, IP experts will discuss navigating patent searches. They will cover essential elements for rejection-proof filings, effective use of AI for more thorough results, and best practices for leveraging search findings to make well-informed filing decisions. Our panel will include Sarah Foley, Foley IP Law Founder and U.S. Patent Attorney, and Gurpreet Kaur, VP of Intellectual Property at UnitedLex.

    Key Takeaways for Attendees:  

    • Allocating the best resources for exhaustive search coverage
    • Supplementing traditional search methods with semantics and AI
    • Setting attainable search budgets and leveraging the right mix of search tools and resources
    • Finding insight and answers faster to inform decision making


    DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2024

    TIME: 9:30-10:30 AM PDT

    LOCATION: via Zoom

    RSVP: Please register on the ChIPs Community Platform

    About the Speakers:

    Sarah Foley​​​​

    Foley IP Law Founder Sarah Foley is a registered U.S. patent attorney with over 17 years of experience counseling clients in all areas of intellectual property law. Ms. Foley has deep expertise within the technology sector, including software, hardware, networking, telecommunications and computer systems.

    Over the course of her career, Ms. Foley has partnered with clients to protect innovation in areas such as mobile device software and hardware, IoT and connected systems, image processing, natural language processing, network architecture, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and computer learning, aerospace and aeronautics, robotics and autonomous vehicle systems, machinery, automotive and mechanical technologies.

    Gurpreet Kaur

    Gurpreet brings over 14 years of Intellectual Property experience to the organization. She excels in institutionalizing operational excellence and leading multi-disciplined teams to guarantee consistent successful outcomes for clients. She has led IP business groups from Patent Research and Preparation to Patent Licensing and Litigation as well as Trademarks. Gurpreet is a vastly experienced Intellectual Property professional, possessing strong technical, people and operational skills.

    She brings in end-to-end IP consulting experience and has consulted several MSMEs for developing IP strategy. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies, law firms and non-practicing entities across the lifecycle of Intellectual Property.

    About the Sponsor:

    UnitedLex is a data and professional services company delivering outcomes that create value for high-performing law firms and corporate legal departments in the areas of intellectual property, digital litigation, contracts, compliance, and legal operations.

    Founded in 2006 with a mission to push the boundaries of legal innovation, we provide solutions that enable measurable performance improvement, risk mitigation, revenue gain, cost reduction and digital business synergy. Our team of 3,000+ legal, data and technology professionals supports our clients from operational centers around the world.