Setting expectations for a prosecution begins even before filing the application with
Juristat Drafting. Drafting makes the prosecution process more transparent by providing you with your application's likely technology center, art unit, and class as well as prior art cited against similar applications. Armed with this information, you and your team can make the best decisions about what applications to file and know how difficult each prosecution is likely to be.
To start, enter some (or all) of your claim text into the Claims Editor and click "Classify" to see your predicted technology centers, art units, and classes. Clicking on any predicted technology center, art unit, or class, will show you the keywords influencing Juristat's prediction and the relative strength of each keyword.
Juristat Tip: The more claims text, the better. Juristat's classification system becomes more accurate as the amount of claims text increases.
Scroll down to the "Classification Results" section and use the tabs change the view between technology center, art unit, CPC, and USPC class. Toggling between these options also changes the keywords and predictions that appear next to the claims editor.
In the "Classification Results" section, you can see key metrics associated with any of your predicted technology centers, art units, or classes.
Note that art unit and USPC classes include links to more information about each predicted class or art unit.
Similar Applications and Likely Cited Art
Below the Classification Results, you'll see a button that will reveal the 30 most similar applications and the significant prior art cited in office actions associated with those applications.
Click the button to reveal the applications. Note that you can click the blue application links to view Juristat's Application Report for each application.
Altering Juristat's Predictions
With all of this information, you can make an informed decision about whether to change the language of your claim to alter your likelihood of being assigned to a problematic technology center, art unit, or class. One caveat is that any practitioner must be thoughtful when making changes to claim language in order not to lose claim scope or claim something unintended.
Using Drafting, you can test different versions of your claims to see which results in the most favorable predictions. Remember, as a Drafting subscriber, you have unlimited access, so feel free to edit and "classify" claims as much as you'd like.