Landry authors article for Law360 on the use of sabermetrics for more effective patent prosecutions

Landry authors article for Law360 on the use of sabermetrics for more effective patent prosecutions
How Patent Prosecutors Can Use Baseball’s Sabermetrics
Brian R. Landry
Law360

Brian R. Landry, an associate in the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice, published an article in Law360discussing the use of nontraditional statistics in Major League Baseball known as sabermetrics to identify players who were undervalued by conventional statistics, as it applies to patent prosecutors. While consultants have hypothesized about how nonconventional statistics can be used to quantify and analyze the performance of patent prosecutors, the use of the principles of sabermetrics for this purpose has been overlooked until now. Brian discerns that just as in baseball, a disciplined, thoughtful approach can yield timely allowances even when facing difficult odds, and at a minimum allow the applicant to see more “pitches” so that the applicant can better assess whether and how best to proceed in the next round of prosecution.