Access the most robust patent application details available anywhere, including examiner timeline, examiner allowance rate and the average time and number of office actions to allowance.
Starting at the PatentAdvisor™ home screen, enter an application number into the QuickPair search box. You can also enter a publication or patent number, just be sure to change the dropdown box to reflect the type of number you’ve entered.
Searching the application number will bring you to the QuickPair Info tab. The info tab contains all the information you would see on the traditional PAIR screen, with a few differences.
You will see that in addition to listing the examiner and the art unit, that this information is hyperlinked. Clicking on either link will take you to a page where you can view metrics on the full body of work for each. If known, the assignee field will also be hyperlinked. Clicking on that link will take you to a representative dashboard of all applications known for that entity.
Having clicked on any of the links, the back button in your browser will return you to the QuickPAIR screen. The Image File Wrapper tab provides access to the PDF documents for the application. It is like what is found on PAIR, but you will notice that text files are also available for all Office Actions, Responses and Claims.
Many of the tabs across the top of the QuickPAIR interface will be familiar to you from PAIR, however, some are unique to PatentAdvisor. Timeline, Prosecution Guidebook and the Assignment tabs are all unique to PatentAdvisor.
Clicking on the “Timeline” tab will show a graphical representation of this applications path through prosecution.
Notice the links to both examiner & art unit metrics are available, and the examiner’s overall allowance rate is provided. You can change the view to show dates, details, procedures, or time. The different prosecution events are shown in different colors.
The Prosecution Guidebook tab provides you with an executive summary of this application’s path through prosecution and highlights specific tendencies shown by the examiner’s work history.