How the LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® Briefcase Can Streamline USPTO Patent Prosecution

January 6, 2017 Tara Klamrowski

Patent prosecution is a complex process with a multitude of moving parts, making it difficult to monitor the performance of many different applications simultaneously. With LexisNexis PatentAdvisor®, you can integrate all aspects of prosecution across your portfolio into one easy-to-use platform.

Simply upload a spreadsheet or list of application numbers into PatentAdvisor™ to immediately import all application data into the platform. Once your portfolio is in the briefcase, you can use the suite of PatentAdvisor analytics tools to evaluate the performance of your portfolio.

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Prosecution Statistics

PatentAdvisor prosecution statistics can take the guesswork out of developing a successful prosecution strategy. These statistics allow you to gain insight into prosecution trends and patterns by identifying key markers that are associated with certain outcomes of the examination process.

You can measure how your portfolio compares to PTO averages, such as examiner allowance rates, art unit allowance rates, and average number of office actions. By tracking this type of information over time, you can get a sense of how well your portfolio or individual applications are performing, and pinpoint any potential roadblocks that prevent or delay allowance. This analysis can help you adjust your prosecution strategies to maximize your chance of allowance for future applications.

Alignment Reports

Alignment reports can help you evaluate and compare the performance of different examiners, art units, technology centers, assignees, outside law firms and more. These reports are highly customizable, providing you with the ability to generate your own metrics and key performance indicators that are tailored to your priorities. Reports can contain a wide variety of data that allows you to not only compare straightforward metrics like allowance rates, but other indicators of portfolio performance, like the percentage of applications where an examiner interview was conducted and the accompanying allowance rate. Side-by-side comparisons allow you to analyze the effectiveness of your current approach to prosecution and potentially reallocate workload and resources to higher performing sectors.

Prosecution Pattern Monitoring

The Prosecution Pattern Monitoring tool (or PPM) allows you to create personalized alerts based on criteria or a condition of your choosing. You can select different inflection points of the prosecution process that will trigger alerts, such as when an office action issues or when you exceed the average number of office actions for a particular examiner. You can even create alerts that predict the likelihood of winning or losing on appeal. Additionally, you can place a variety of limitations on the trigger conditions, such as limiting their frequency or confining the alerts to a specific application status, so you are never overwhelmed with irrelevant information. PPM alerts give you the ability to stay abreast of multiple applications simultaneously, ensuring you never miss a critical examination event that occurs in your portfolio.

After Final Strategy

The PatentAdvisor briefcase also provides you with statistics that can help you determine the best course of action for your application after your receive a final rejection. The After Final Strategy tool can help you make informed decisions based on your patent examiner’s history by providing you with breakdowns of RCE rates, average number of appeal cycles, statistics related to critical junctures in after final practice, and outcome percentages that can help predict your chance of winning an appeal.

By leveraging data-driven prosecution, PatentAdvisor provides you with the analytics tools you need to streamline and optimize your prosecution practice. 

 

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