Choose the best art unit for your application
Avoid getting your patent application stuck in a low-allowance art unit
Even similar Art Units can have as much as 50 percent variability in allowance rates. Influence the likelihood and the time it takes to get your patent approved with LexisNexis PathWays.
Predict your application’s future
PathWays is the only tool that predicts the path your application is likely to take at the USPTO, and helps guide you toward the best one
It helps you characterize your invention in a way that will get you the best quality patent in the shortest time. LexisNexis PathWays is the only software engine that leverages the power of big data to enable patent lawyers to estimate the relative cost and length of time to obtain a patent in addition to its chances of success—all before filing the application.
PathWays provides highly accurate predictive analytics on USPTO art units, CPCs and USPCs that enable you to:
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Set expectations on the timing, cost and likelihood of success
Direct your application toward the group of examiners who best understand your technology
Art Unit Alignment
Draft your application so it aligns with the art unit that represents the best fit for your patent
Make budget-based decisions on which applications to file