Patent Prosecution Specialist's view on Lecorpio - there is room for improvement
April 01, 2016

Patent Prosecution Specialist's view on Lecorpio - there is room for improvement

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Lecorpio

One of the big corporate clients at my previous firm used Lecorpio to communicate with their outside counsel regarding patent legal matters. The platform was used for reporting filings and correspondence, storing files and for communications between the client and the firm. Lecorpio replaced the previous ways of reporting and communicating via email, facsimile, US Mail, and telephone.
  • It's convenient to have the whole case history, including correspondence in one place online.
  • It makes the patent prosecution process more efficient when everyone is using one platform and there are set, easy ways of doing certain things: for example, reporting takes less time when it's done via Lecorpio rather than drafting and sending emails.
  • It is more secure to send privileged documents via Lecorpio because the risk of typing a wrong email address and sending a document to the wrong person is eliminated.
  • Personally, I did not like the Lecorpio interface that we used (it was all dull grey), it lacked the aesthetic quality that other platforms have (for example, Ipendo)
  • Some of the features were confusing. Sometimes, we would report things under certain categories and then we would get emails from the client to upload them. It would have been helpful to have all features be very simple and straightforward, so that there is no confusion about where to find certain files. Simpler categorizations would have been nice.
  • By comparison, I think that Ipendo was more user-friendly and easy to follow than Lecorpio.
  • Ipendo
Ipendo has a better interface and I feel like it is more intuitive to use in the patent prosecution field. It is
clear and easy - the tabs clearly define items hidden under them, it is easy to upload and download items to and from that platform.

On the other hand, I like that Lecorpio automatically stored the correspondence sent via the platform and in Ipendo, it has to be saved separately, so Lecorpio has that advantage (one less step).
Lecorpio was really good for reporting items such as patent office correspondence. Quick and easy. Communication with the client was a little more confusing on that platform. The attorneys that I worked with continued to use regular email and telephone, which resulted in the file history on Lecorpio not being complete.