How should records be kept in a virtual marking registry?

James Burnes

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James Burnes

PatentStatus - Founder & CEO

Of critical importance to the patentee is creating and maintaining secure, proper registry records, including:

  • Can the patentee prove the registry was always available to competitors?
  • What documentation does the patentee have regarding how the data in the registry was maintained, who modified data and on what dates and times those changes were made?
  • What protocols were used to ensure that information on the registry was secure?
  • What processes are documented about how the data was published?
  • What proof does the patentee have of how the registry appeared to consumers or competitors on any given date?
  • What visitors accessed the registry? What IP address did they come from? And what information did the visitor view?

A high quality third-party provider addresses these concerns and should be able to offer ways to integrate into your existing platforms to keep the cost of implementing and maintaining a virtual marking strategy to a minimum.