PatentAdvisor ETA™

The single most informative metric for predicting Patent Examiner behavior exclusive to LexisNexis PatentAdvisor®.

Predict Your Examiner’s Behavior

ETA™ predicts both the likelihood and difficulty of obtaining a patent

Now you can easily, and with more accuracy than ever, predict your assigned examiner’s behavior so that you know how to adjust your prosecution strategy accordingly.

ETA’s inventors discuss this revolutionary metric

Superior in Predictability to Examiner Allowance Rate

ETA predicts both the likelihood and difficulty of obtaining a patent

ETA is a PatentAdvisor™ exclusive metric that is based on a proprietary algorithm that measures how an examiner behaves. It is a predictive indicator of prosecution length that can easily identify cases that require extra care and a carefully crafted prosecution strategy.

Now you can easily, and with more accuracy than ever, predict your assigned examiner’s behavior.

Predict Your Examiner’s Behavior

The ETA metric is instantly identifiable, reflected as a color-coded range of numerical favorability

We have further broken down the ETA data point into easy-to-understand color categories that identify, in the most simplistic terms, whether you have been assigned a favorable or less favorable examiner.

Red = ETA of 6+, indicating a high likelihood of long prosecution length, examiner having less experience, granting less than 15 applications per year, on average

Yellow = ETA of 2.6-5.9, indicating mediocre prosecution length, examiner having average experience, granting between 15-150 applications per year, on average

Green = ETA of .1-2.5, indicating high likelihood of a short prosecution length, examiner having lots of experience, granting over 150 applications per year, on average

ETA vs. Examiner Allowance Rate

ETA is more accurate and a better predictor of examiner’s behavior than Examiner Allowance Rate because it:

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Includes all pending applications

Factors in how long the examiner has been at the Patent Office

Is driven by the examiner’s behaviors, not by the filer’s actions

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