LexisNexis PathWays™ provides clear direction toward success when drafting patent applications
Draft your patent application to better target a favorable tech center group to get the best quality patent in the shortest amount of time
For decades, patent professionals have been working under the assumption that all patent examiners at the USPTO behave, more or less, the same way or that there may be some variability across different art units. But, when it comes down to the examiners within a single tech center group, the belief is they tend to behave the same and it turns out this assumption does not align with the actual evidence. The proof is now evident and easily available with the exclusive new Lottery Map™ metric available in PathWays™.
Guide your application toward the most favorable art unit with advice from the experts experienced in assigning art units at the USPTO
LexisNexis® IP has collaborated with Serco to provide customized Pre-Filing Classification Reports. Serco has classified over four million patent applications and has developed domain knowledge in patent classification through their work as a classification provider to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over the past decade.
A highly sophisticated best-of-class patent classification engine
Positively influence the likelihood and the time it takes to get your patent approved
PathWays accurately predicts the path your application is expected to take at the USPTO, and helps guide you toward the best technology center group by characterizing your invention in a way that will get you the best patent in the shortest time.
Easily target or avoid specific tech center groups for your invention
This feature provides guidance on ideas and themes around how you should frame your invention to either target or avoid a specific tech center group to get you the best patent in the shortest amount of time.
Direct your application to the most favorable group of examiners for your patent
Draft your application so it aligns with the tech center group that is most likely to get you the best patent in the shortest time
Use auto-populated lists based on your input to both target and avoid certain tech center groups
在本期“专利优化实践课”播客中，Chris 和 Megan 讨论了通过提交继续申请获得新审查员所面临的困难。尽管存在这些困难，该策略对一些拥有正确工具（包括 LexisNexis PathWays™）的律师来说仍然有效。PathWays 可预测申请将分配给哪一组审查员，并帮助引导用户进行更有利的分配。使用该工具，Chris 和 Megan 通过构思过程来完成示例性的继续申请，目的是获得不同的审查员。