PatentAdvisor brings predictive analytics to patent prosecution to help you practice smarter. The suite of services provides solutions to better manage a portfolio of patent applications as well as products for more efficient prosecution of a single application.
Our products are suited to patent attorneys running IP departments with both budget forecasting and portfolio tools. To improve your prosecution on patent applications in the US, you will be able to understand how individual patent examiners and art units have responded to previous applications and to estimate the general workflow and timelines for those examiners. Evaluating historical patterns and patent examiner statistics allows IP attorneys to plan future strategies, enabling you to approach USPTO examiners with positions and tactics that have been successful in the past.
The PatentAdvisor suite consists of:
The Prosecution Advisor reporting products included in the PatentAdvisor suite provide corporate IP departments with actionable intelligence about the patent prosecution process. These products enable you to better budget department resources, estimate how long the process will take and devise more efficient and effective prosecution strategies.
Cut through the maze of patent prosecution with a report that delivers a complete analysis of examiner and art unit behavior. By using a specifi¬c patent application number, each report generates examiner and art unit metrics based on detailed information from the fi¬le histories of more than six million patent applications, containing more than ten million offi¬ce actions.
Take the uncertainty out of patent prosecution budgets with Budget Advisor. Instead of projecting a budget based on guesses and expectations solely from anecdotal personal experience create a budget based on predictive analytics that take into account not only a company’s own prosecution history, but that of the entire U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Portfolio Management Advisor
If you are managing a corporate IP department, do you know the status of all the patents in your portfolio? If not, how much time and energy would you need to determine which patents in your portfolio are on a dead end or difficult road? Which applications are over the average number of office actions for an examiner? Which rest with examiners with low approval rates or have histories of not allowing quality patents? With the Portfolio Advisor, all it will take is a couple clicks of a mouse.
PathWays is the only tool that predicts the path your application is expected to take at the USPTO, and helps guide you toward the best one by characterizing the invention in a way that will get the best quality patent in the shortest time.
PathWays enables you to:
- Provide guidance on how much a patent will cost, how likely it is to grant and how long it will take—all before filing the application
- Direct your application to the group of examiners who best understand your technology
- Draft your application so it aligns with the art unit that represents the best fit for your patent
- Make budget-based decisions on which applications to file
- Anticipate budget and timelines for your applications
PathWays provides insight into your application’s future to help you make data-driven filing strategies and budget plans.
PathWays is a stand-alone service of PatentAdvisor and can be used independently.