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Gain Insights Into the Future of Your Application

Get a clear direction toward success when drafting patent applications using LexisNexis PathWays™.

Positively influence the likelihood your patent gets approved

LexisNexis PathWays accurately predicts the path your application is expected to take at the USPTO, and helps guide you toward the best technology center group by characterizing your invention in a way that will get you the best patent in the shortest amount of time.

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Draft your patent application to better target a favorable tech center group

For decades, patent professionals have been working under the assumption that all patent examiners at the USPTO behave, more or less, the same way or that there may be some variability across different art units. But, when it comes down to the examiners within a single tech center group, the belief is they tend to behave the same and it turns out this assumption does not align with the actual evidence. The proof is now evident and easily available with the exclusive Lottery Map™ metric available in LexisNexis PathWays.

Guide your application toward the most favorable art unit with advice from the experts experienced in assigning art units at the USPTO

LexisNexis® Intellectual Property Solutions has collaborated with Serco to provide customized Pre-Filing Classification Reports. Serco has classified over four million patent applications and has development domain knowledge in patent classification through their work as a classification provider to the USPTO over the past decade.

Avoid specific tech center groups for your invention

LexisNexis PathWays offers insight and unique visualizations of the “character” of technology center groups to which your application is most likely to be assigned. This feature provides guidance on ideas and themes around how you should frame your invention to either target or avoid a specific tech center group to get you the best patent in the shortest amount of time.

PathWays provides direction for success when drafting patent applications

Pathways enables you to:

Target and avoid specific tech center groups with customized drafting guidance

Leverage real-life example applications in both desirable and undesirable tech center groups to tailor your application accordingly

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Get the best patent in the shortest amount of time with exclusive insight on what tech center group you should be targeting.

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