LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® Announces Examiner Time Allocation - ETA
We invented Examiner Allowance Rate and now we have invented something even better!
Superior in predictability to examiner allowance rate, the new metric ‘ETA’ or Examiner Time Allowance, is based on a proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration the examiner’s pending portfolio, how long they have been at the Patent Office and many other factors. ETA predicts both the likelihood and difficulty of obtaining a patent.
Within PatentAdvisor, the ETA metric is instantly identifiable, reflected as a color-coded range of numerical favorability. Now you can easily, and with more accuracy than ever, predict your assigned examiner’s behavior so that you know how to adjust your prosecution strategy accordingly.
Predict Your Examiner’s Behavior
We have further broken down the ETA data point into easy-to-understand color categories that identify, in the most simplistic terms, whether you have been assigned a favorable or less favorable examiner.