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Steer Your Application to the Most Favorable Art Unit

Guide your application to the most favorable art unit and decrease the time to approval by leveraging advice from experts at the USPTO with Pre-Filing Classification Reports.

Leverage insight from classification experts at the USPTO

LexisNexis® has collaborated with Serco to provide customized Pre-Filing Classification Reports. Serco has classified over four million patent applications and has developed domain knowledge in patent classification through its work as a classification provider to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over the past decade.

Positively influence the likelihood your application is granted

Changes in how claims are written can completely change the path of a patent application. The Pre-Filing Classification Reports provide an even greater level of accuracy down to the art unit level.

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Understand how changes to the invention’s description and claims could change where the application is assigned at the USPTO.
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Take patent drafting to a higher level by targeting or avoiding specific art units with customized drafting guidance.
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Get the best patent in the shortest amount of time with exclusive insight into which art units have more favorable examiner allowance profiles.

In-depth insight into art unit assignment

Classification experts for the USPTO provide you with in-depth insight into which art unit your patent application will be assigned.

You can then use that insight to tailor your application to target a more favorable art unit and improve your chances of efficient prosecution.

Gain insights into the future of your application

LexisNexis PathWays™

There is wide variability among examiner behaviors across the USPTO and surprisingly, even within technology center groups. With the exclusive Lottery Map™ metric available in LexisNexis PathWays, you’re able to draft your patent application to better target a favorable tech center group and get the best quality patent in the shortest amount of time.

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