Patent Issuance: A Road Map to Success
Preparation: Making Predictions and Setting Yourself Up for Success
Simply put, you should situate your patent application as best as possible before it is even filed. In a way, this revolves on strategically drafting your patent application, but not only as most would expect. Patent professionals should draft patent applications to avoid objections and should take into account how prior art could impact the scope of the patent; but exceptional performance requires research beyond evaluating what was revealed in a patentability search. Develop consistent, concise and well-tailored patent applications with LexisNexis PatentOptimizer®.
By gathering USPTO patent data on the examiner art units that your patent application will most likely be assigned to (based on the technology of the underlying invention), you can then identify which of those art units are most favorable to patent applicants. Patent data can also be used to identify the keywords that should be included in a patent application to improve its chances of being assigned to a specific art unit. With this information, patent practitioners can tailor patent applications for the smoothest paths to issuance. Draft your patent application to better target a favorable tech center group to get the best quality patent in the shortest amount of time with LexisNexis Pathways™.
Planning: Using Patent Examiner Data to Strategize
Response: Take Informed Action to Overcome Obstacles on Your Way to Patent Issuance
Developing and retaining quality intellectual property drives innovation and advances the economy. Bringing it to life in the most efficient and comprehensive manner, understanding the competitive landscape and extracting the maximum value from your patents is critical to your success. Focus on what matters most as you rely on industry-leading patent solutions provided by LexisNexis® IP.