When we think of a “production environment,” a law firm patent practice is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. But why not? Patent practices are highly process-oriented, and they certainly involve “manufacturing” work product, primarily in the form of new patent applications and office action responses. This article discusses how, with a production view on patent procurement, exploiting the principles of lean production can be a compelling way to adapt to tough issues presently roiling the patent ecosystem.
Schick, Ian C.
"A Production View on Patent Procurement,"
IP Theory: Vol. 9
, Article 3.
Available at: https://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/ipt/vol9/iss1/3