Rely on analytics to make informed strategic prosecution decisions for your US patents. Statistical analysis of applications processed by the same Art Unit or Examiner allows you to visualize prosecution options and see how they can affect the chance of receiving a fast grant decision.

For all your applications that are not yet granted, the "Grant analytics" module provides you with all the information you need to make the decisions that best suit your business strategy. Based on USPTO data, compiled in our Orbit Intelligence database, we have created a unique solution to help you make the best decisions to

  • Optimize your chances of grant
  • Optimize your time to grant


Our prediction pathway allows you to visualize the set of possibilities available and to compare your chances of grant and the time to issue. This data is calculated on the basis of comparable patents (same Art Unit and/or same examiner) and by analyzing its legal status.


  • Out of 4657 applications: Number of cases (statistical basis: same stage of proceedings/same Art Unit)
  • Non-final rejection (1st): Current or future status of the application
  • 80.4% : Chance to be granted
  • 13.8 months: Average delay to be granted from today
  • 85% : Statistics on the next step (in this case, in 85% of cases a "Response to non-final" follows a "Non-final rejection (1st)").


It is also possible to specify the results by limiting to the cases that have been treated by the same examiner (option: Limit to the same examiner)


FAQ : Why don't I always have an ART UNIT associated with my patent?

The USPTO can take a long time to assign an ART UNIT (about 8 months from publication). The ART UNIT is an essential element for calculating grant statistics with comparable patents. Thus, if the ART UNIT is not yet published by the USPTO, it is necessary to specify it. For this, you can use the usual ART UNIT of your patents in the same technical field or use the USPTO resources: