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Gain Insights Into the Future of Your Application

Get a clear direction toward success when drafting patent applications using Tech Center Navigator within LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® (formerly PathWays™).

Positively influence the likelihood your patent gets approved

Tech Center Navigator 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 the Tech Center Navigator.

Avoid specific tech center groups for your invention

Tech Center Navigator 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.

Tech Center Navigator provides direction for success when drafting patent applications

Tech Center Navigator 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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