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AALL Spectrum / March/April 2020 / Volume 24, Number 4

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46 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG C ontinuing the conversation from my previous articles, a special purpose competitive intelligence (CI) report is custom-made to answer a specific question from the requestor. In this article, we will first examine three sample questions and the suggested resources for answering them. We will then create model report outlines and CI reports. These models are designed to be flexible, so modify them as needed. Sample Questions 1. From the firm's litigation practice group: We are seeking patent case resolutions in Texas federal district courts. Will you please provide a report covering Texas Eastern, Western, and Northern district courts? 2. From the firm's corporate practice group: Will you please provide a list of Flowserve subsidiaries and their locations? 3. From the firm's intellectual property practice group: Will you please provide example language of patent royalty rates from Eli Lilly & Company, including the effective date and the names of the licensor and licensee? Suggested Resources The first question can be answered handily with Lex Machina or Docket Navigator. The second question may be answered by locating Item 21.1 How to create CI reports that provide insightful answers to specific estions BY KEVIN MILES BUSINESS EDGE Special Purpose CI Reports PRACTICAL COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE

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