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  • Juristat Search Now in Public BetaWe're excited to announce that Juristat's new search feature is now in Public Beta. Many of you helped us with valuable feedback in our silent Beta release, so thank you for all your feedback, patience, and support!Juristat Search allows you to search and filter on all the patent and application text in our system, including rejections and appeals. We also provide...

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  • One of the biggest questions every client wants to know is “how long will patent prosecution take?” A corollary to that question is “how much will it cost?” The most honest answer is that every prosecution is different and each application involves its own unique set of circumstances. But what many patent prosecutors don’t know is exactly how much longer each type of rejection response will a...

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  • How do appeals affect eventual allowance rates? What Art Units are most amenable to allowing applications after successful appeals? Our latest post leverages Juristat's data analytics to take a look and see whether appeals are a sound strategic choice.

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  • Generally, an examiner's allowance rate is the best overall indicator of the difficulty of prosecution before that examiner. In this post, we reveal the examiners who have the lowest allowance rates across all tech sectors at the USPTO.

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  • The top firms for handling chemistry and chemical engineering applications, based on number of applications filed, average speed to allowance, average number of office actions, allowance rate, and overall Juristat ranking.

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  • In the three-plus years since Alice was decided, we’ve seen the case take quite a toll on the viability of patent applications in the software, e-commerce, and business methods art units. In these technologies, allowance rates have plunged, abandonments have skyrocketed, and a general sense of pessimism has pervaded the industry. However, the effects of Alice, while significant for certain te...

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  • Simple data points, like allowance rates and office action rates, offer tactical insights and help patent professionals prosecute an application as efficiently as possible. As firms and practitioners become increasingly aware that simple analytics can increase allowance rates, reduce overhead, and increase margins, the demand for more advanced and nuanced analytics has increased substantially...

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  • AFCP 2.0 requests generally have a positive impact on applications that use them, but there are a few art units at the USPTO where their effects are particularly dramatic.

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  • As precursors to the more wide-ranging Alice decision and the USPTO guidance that came after it, the impacts of the Mayo and Myriad decisions have gotten somewhat lost in the scuffle of all of the attention paid to § 101 rejections in the software and business methods technology sectors. Just like Alice in those tech sectors, Mayo/Myriad rejections have also made patent prosecution for biotec...

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  • The legal industry has been much slower to adapt to the use of big data analytics than other industries such as financial services and healthcare, but that is beginning to change. Increasingly, large corporate clients are demanding that their outside counsel incorporate big data analytics into their practices. In this article, we will discuss a few of the reasons why this is the case and how ...

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  • A total of about 37% of all § 101 rejections in Technology Center 1600, which handles the bulk of biotech, pharma, and life sciences applications, now cite either Mayo or Myriad. This is bad news for applicants, since only 45.2% of applications with either a Mayo or Myriad rejection ever receive an allowance. However, there are a few firms out there who manage to do remarkably well with Mayo/...

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  • It takes an average of 33 months for an appeal at the USPTO to make it from the notice of appeal stage to a final PTAB decision on the merits, but that is only for the USPTO at large. There a few art unit groups where applicants receive decisions in much less time.

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  • Michelle Lee's resignation as director of the USPTO was abrupt and took the IP world by surprise. As such, her resignation has raised many questions about the future of the USPTO and about American IP policy more generally. In this post, we will examine Michelle Lee’s rise to the top of the USPTO, her tenure there, and a few possible candidates who might be in line to replace her.

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  • Few decisions in the patent law space in the last decade have made as many waves as Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. V. CLS Bank International, et al., 573 U.S. ___ (2014). Decided on June 19, 2014, the case was a landmark decision that significantly altered the way the courts and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) handle software patents. In this publication, we review the Cour...

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  • It's no secret that obtaining a software or e-commerce patent is much harder than it used to be due to the effects of Alice. Overall, only about half of applications that receive an Alice rejection will ever be allowed. However, these firms manage to do quite a bit better than that.

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  • If your appeal makes it all the way to a final PTAB decision, settle in for the long haul--it's going to take a while. There are a few firms out there, however, that manage to beat the USPTO average speed to a PTAB decision by several months...

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  • Continuing our alcohol, tobacco, and firearms series, we now turn our attention to perhaps the most stigmatized industry of all three: the tobacco industry.

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  • Here at Juristat we enjoy finding novel and intriguing ways to analyze data within the USPTO. As such, we’re launching a new content series based on groupings assigned within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). In this first installment of our ATF series we will explore the “A” in ATF: Alcohol.

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  • In the absence of guidance from the USPTO about the progress of its After Final Consideration Pilot program, many practitioners have been left wondering whether participation in the program is worthwhile. Luckily for our readers, we don't need to wait for official USPTO statistics to evaluate the success of the program.

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  • If your appeal makes it all the way to a final PTAB decision, settle in for the long haul--it's going to take a while. There are a few firms out there, however, that manage to beat the USPTO average speed to a PTAB decision by several months...

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  • Here at Juristat, we occasionally like to take a step back and take a look at patents in a little more jovial manner, especially around major holidays. We've written about fun Fourth of July patents before, but now we've got a fresh batch of them for 2017. We hope you enjoy some of the fun patents we found, and that you have a safe and happy Fourth of July.

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  • I have some bad news for the wine lovers among us: It's apparently quite difficult to get a patent in CPC Class C12G - Wine; Other Alcoholic Beverages; Preparation Thereof. Let's hope this doesn't stifle important innovation. The news is equally bad for food lovers. If you fall into those categories, you're in for a treat...or not, apparently.

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  • The average speed to disposition for all Track One applications is 12.61 months, which is fast compared to the USPTO average of 36.08 months. However, Track One applications in these art unit groups smoke the others.

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  • Without much explanation, USPTO Director Michelle Lee resigned on Tuesday after months of speculation regarding the stability of her position. This comes after Lee previously submitted and retracted her resignation in January.

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  • A pre-appeal brief conference is a smart strategy for certain applicants to get a decision on their grounds for appeal without having to prepare an appeal brief. Some firms, however, are smarter about it than others...

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  • Back in January, we released our official ranking of the Top 100 Patent Firms. The Juristat Top 100 is the only ranking of U.S. patent prosecution firms based on objective measurements of firm performance. While the official list excluded foreign priority applications, we received a number of requests asking to see how the rankings would change if those applications were included. Today, we'r...

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