Giving your application the best chance of getting assigned to a favorable technology center, art unit, or class begins with your claims text. Juristat Drafting can help make the prosecution process more transparent by providing you with likely technology centers, art units, and classes for your given claims text and providing you with prior art cited against similar applications. With this information, make changes to your text to alter the predictions and begin a prosecution with all the information.
Juristat Tip: The more claims text, the better. Juristat's classification system becomes more accurate as the amount of claims text increases.
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.
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.
Juristat Tip: The green bars next to each keyword are an indication of the relative amount of influence a particular word has on our prediction. The larger the bar, the more strongly the word is associated with an assignment to the selected class, art unit or technology center.
In the "Classification Results" section, you can see key metrics associated with any of your predicted technology centers, art units, or classes.
Finding 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 that 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.
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.