DRAFT BUILDERS Partners with TECHSON IP to Accelerate Patent Production using AI and Expert Researchers
MARINA DEL REY, CA and AUSTIN, TX April 21, 2020 — Draft Builders and Techson have teamed to provide accelerated patentability search reports on Draft Builders’ technology-enabled patent services platform. Techson is integrating its Limestone Patent Research APIs and providing its team of world class, US-based patent researchers to deliver first look novelty search results to Draft Builders’ customers for a fixed fee and on an accelerated timeline.
“Since its founding, Draft Builders’ mantra has been to use only the best, all-US-based talent amplified by the best available technology to provide superior work product at a fraction of the cost of traditional offerings. Techson is perfectly aligned in that thinking. In today’s patent market, thoughtful combination of advanced technology and human expertise is essential in patent prosecution workflows,” says Ian Schick, Founder & CEO of Draft Builders. “While Draft Builders has been busy building out this combination to initially address patent application drafting services, Techson, with its Limestone research platform and incredible team, has been leading the charge in innovative, AI-enabled patent research services.”
Customers who require patent application preparation also require patentability research—two services that require very different technology and expertise. This partnership has facilitated the consolidation of patent research services into Draft Builders’ singularized, easy-to-use workflow. This will save its customers time and money with a streamlined ordering and delivery approach. With more services on the way, Draft Builders is shaping up to be the market’s first AI+human-enabled one-stop-shop for bolt-on patent production.
“We are delighted to partner with Ian and his team in integrating our Limestone-enabled expert research services,” comments Luke Barbin, Founder & CEO of Techson. “This partnership is quite fortuitous because the information that Draft Builders’ customers provide and the work product that Draft Builders’ experts and technology create, are exactly what Limestone needs to accelerate our teams in conducting patentability research. The result will be faster, high quality results at very competitive prices, and customers will need to do nothing more than tick a box.”
With this partnership Draft Builders will offer its customers two research packages:
1) For patentability searches bundled with new applications on the platform – $699; 2-day turnaround. Techson will use Draft Builders’ preliminary application drafts as the basis to conduct the search.
2) For à la carte novelty searches – $749; 5-day turnaround. Techson will use Draft Builders’ customers’ original disclosure as the basis to conduct the search.
Customers will receive a patentability search report of top results and a ready-to-file IDS Form 8a populated with the search results.
ABOUT DRAFT BUILDERS
Draft Builders is a scalable platform designed from the ground up as a bolt-on patent production resource for busy in-house and law firm patent practices. We use the best available patent-focused technologies and a network of elite, US-based registered patent attorneys and other patent professionals to provide on-demand bandwidth for patent application preparation and patentability searches, with more services launching soon.
Techson was founded in 2015 in Austin, Texas by IP attorneys, research experts and technologists with a vision to more fully serve the patent and innovation industry with IP consulting and machine learning/AI automation. Techson’s founders and executives have worked with and for the world’s largest patent owners and law firms. Techson’s researchers have conducted more than 15,000 research projects, and its 150+ clients include Fortune 500/Global 2000 corporations and Am Law 100 law firms. Its principals have also supported over $100 million in patent transactions and helped companies secure tens of millions in private equity and venture capital investments.