Patent Analytics for Predictions, Performance and Evaluations: Part 1
Patent Analytics for Predicting Examiner Behavior
LexisNexis® IP has discovered that looking at the ratio of office actions issued by an examiner to the patents they have granted is more predictive of how an examiner will behave in the future than standard patent metrics. With this in mind, a new kind of patent metric has been developed, the PatentAdvisor ETA™, which compensates for the pitfalls of other metrics by taking into account all of a patent examiner’s office actions (including pending patent applications) and factoring in how long a patent examiner has been at the patent office. It is driven by a patent examiner’s past behavior—not the actions of patent applicants. Additionally, an examiner’s PatentAdvisor ETA value enables the examiner’s classification in the LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® patent prosecution platform as being either green (easy), yellow (moderate) or red (difficult), so users can quickly gauge the type of examiner they are dealing with.
Keep in mind, however, that some patent examiners may be painstakingly difficult to overcome, and patent applicants have very limited options for switching patent examiners once prosecution has begun. It is important to do what you can to acquire an applicant-friendly patent examiner from the get-go, which leads us to other powerful uses of PatentAdvisor and the ETA patent metric. In Part 2 of “Patent Analytics for Predictions, Performance and Evaluations” we will reveal how ETA can be used to help obtain an applicant-friendly patent examiner even before you file your application, and how to use PatentAdvisor to evaluate USPTO patent prosecution performance.
To learn more about the exclusive PatentAdvisor ETA:
- Listen to the podcast Birth of the Ultimate Metric as the ETA’s inventors discuss why this metric is revolutionary.
- Watch the On-Demand Webinar: What Color is Your Examiner – Red, Yellow or Green? And How to Customize Your Prosecution Strategy Accordingly.
- Access an overview data sheet.