Examiner Lottery Framework™

Predict the likelihood of winning the examiner lottery with exclusive metrics in LexisNexis PatentAdvisor®

The future of patent prosecution has arrived. Are you ready?

Variability exists at every level of the USPTO, even within individual art units

Patent examiner variability exists at every level of the Patent Office, now you can easily see how the variability impacts your pending patent applications. The proprietary new metrics in LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® will help you predict the likelihood of winning the examiner lottery for your application.

Achieve the best possible outcomes for your patent applications

PatentAdvisor Examiner ETA™

The color-coded Examiner ETA™ is the single most informative way to predict Patent Examiner behavior. Examiners are categorized as red, yellow or green and the color is tied to the level of difficulty associated with getting a patent granted with that type of examiner.

ETA Distribution™

This metric demonstrates examiner variability by allowing you to see the exact number of each type of examiner in any USPTO defined group of examiners — tech center, tech center group or art unit.

Lottery Map™

This visual representation shows you the likelihood of being assigned to a specific type of examiner. When used in combination with LexisNexis PathWays™, you can effectively target tech center groups where you are more likely to be assigned to a green examiner, for any specific patent application.

Maximize Your Outcomes with LexisNexis PathWays™

Use these metrics in collaboration with PathWays™ to maximize your chances of winning the examiner lottery, prior to filing, so that you know how to tailor your patent application to target the most favorable tech center group.

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Get to know your examiner better with more context and a deeper understanding of your examiner’s behavior than ever available before.

With your free trial, you will gain instant access to:

Examiner Search allows you to search by examiner name for a filterable, examiner specific dashboard of patent analytics, including rejection specific statistics, appeal statistics, prosecution statistics, interview statistics, a backlog of RCEs and timeline.

QuickPair easily replaces the USPTO Public PAIR by providing the most robust application details anywhere, including examiner timeline, examiner allowance rate and the average time and number of office actions to allowance.

PatentAdvisor, the first-ever data-driven patent strategy tool, provides a systemic approach to crafting an effective prosecution strategy. Understand why certain patent applications take longer than others to reach allowance—then use that knowledge to devise better patent prosecution strategies.

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