Prosecuting a global patent portfolio for Accenture
Accenture, a recognized leader in software and business method patenting, provides business consulting and technology services to more than two-thirds of the Fortune Global 500. Accenture retained Finnegan to assume prosecution of a significant portion of its large portfolio of U.S. and foreign patents and patent applications. Aware of the challenges of transferring over 1,000 patent files, Finnegan assembled a team that included a supervising partner and members of the firm’s docketing, records, financial services, and international prosecution departments. A detailed file transfer process and weekly meetings with the Accenture in-house team ensured accurate docketing, continuity of prosecution, and a smooth transition. The Finnegan team completed the transfer in just over three weeks and well ahead of schedule.