Researchers and consumers expect quick, easy access to information and items via intuitive interfaces. Similarly, software developers constantly grapple with the concept of “friction” when trying to design a pleasant user experience. Simply put, friction is anything that stands between users and their objectives. Placing too many steps between a user and their objective can ruin a user’s experience and could lead to their giving up on completing a task. That’s why Amazon created their famous “1-Click” button; less friction equates to more online purchases. Just as consumers expect a seamless shopping experience, it is critical for patent professionals to have fast, efficient, and seamless prosecution processes. And now they can with the LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® Extension for the USPTO Patent Center and Private PAIR Websites.
The use of patent data and analytics has been shown to greatly benefit patent professionals and their clients. Patent examiner statistics (e.g., an examiner’s relative difficulty level or the average number of office actions they issue) can help professionals manage client expectations of the patent process and develop more efficient prosecution strategies that cut costs in the long run. Fortunately for friction-averse patent professionals, the LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® Extension (available on Google Chrome™, Firefox and Microsoft Edge) is now available. It reduces friction by enabling convenient access to world-class patent statistics directly on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Center and Private PAIR websites.
Less Friction With the PatentAdvisor™ Extension For the Patent Center and Private PAIR Websites
PatentAdvisor is known for providing users with information that helps to improve their performance throughout patent prosecution; however, until now, the PatentAdvisor analytics platform remained separate from other tools commonly used by patent professionals. The free PatentAdvisor browser extension changes this by unifying PatentAdvisor statistics with the USPTO Patent Center and Private PAIR websites.
Professionals have commonly used the USPTO’s Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR website) systems to retrieve and download patent information, including patent file wrappers and other published patent application documents. The USPTO’s Patent Center is a new tool that enables access to the same information and has replaced the USPTO’s Public PAIR website and Electronic Filing System. Regardless of which tool you use, the PatentAdvisor extension conveniently places patent application statistics (i.e., examiner allowance rates, number of office actions issued, art unit statistics, etc.) along with the other USPTO-provided information. Moreover, users can easily toggle the ability to see PatentAdvisor insights on the USPTO Patent Center website on and off.
Data is the key to superior patent performance, but friction is the enemy. The PatentAdvisor extension reduces friction by combining patent prosecution statistics with the USPTO Patent Center and Private PAIR websites.
Download the PatentAdvisor Extension today to work USPTO statistics and advanced patent metrics seamlessly into your workflow:
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