Posts Tagged: patent allowance rate


A Better Way to File Patent Applications

The PathWays system is designed to help applicants predict which art units an application is likely to be filed before the application is even filed. A unique …
By Megan McLoughlin 18 days ago 8

Innovation America: Patent Applications and Allowances by State

Looking at raw numbers, California was by far the most inventive state, with over 329,000 non-design patents filed, over 254,000 disposed, and over 180,000 allowed between 2000 and 2010. Texas, New York, …
By Tristan Gray-LeCoz 6 months ago 6

Top Ten Law Firms in Technology Center 2400

Technology Center 2400 covers the technologies of computer networks, multiplex communication, video distribution, and cybersecurity. In terms of average time to allowance, it is the slowest-moving technology center, …
By James Cosgrove 9 months ago 4

Want to Increase Your Chance of Allowance by 19 Percentage Points? That’ll be $4,000

Perhaps the most shocking difference between Track One applications and standard applications is allowance rate. Standard applications have an allowance rate of 70%; however, Track One applications are …
By Austin Underhill 11 months ago 14

Art Units in Misc. Computer Applications Have 72% Allowance

This all means that the “business method Art Units” are not the only ones charged with examining applications covering computer-implemented methods. In fact, there are Art Units …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 0

The David Kappos Era at the USPTO

if you ask me the Kappos legacy is not going to be the America Invents Act. The Kappos legacy will be that he managed to put the …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 3

Allowance Rates for Art Units Examining Business Methods

If I were a patent examiner that hadn't issued patents for years I wouldn't want anyone to know that either. Similarly, if I were a Supervisory Patent …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 33

Track One By the Numbers. What are you Waiting for?

The USPTO has returned to the historical philosophy that patent examiners should work cooperatively with patent applicants to identify allowable subject matter and issue patents on what …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 10

A Patent Bigfoot? The Mythical First Action Allowances DO Exist!

Top 50 Law Firms with the most first action allowances according to PatentCore data. But where are these first action allowances coming from? All over the Patent Office …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 21

Do Corporate Giants Fare Better at the US Patent Office?

It does seems clear that the allowance rate for large corporations is much higher than the average allowance rate for all patent applications. But does that suggest …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 12

Examining the Appealed Patent Allowances from Art Unit 3689

The data clearly suggests that that inquiry should be made into what is going on in Art Unit 3689. If there is nothing odd after evaluation then I …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 30

Increasing Patent Allowance Rates by Selectively Targeting a More Technological Patent Class

Class matters. Technology class, that is. In some of the more rapidly growing areas of our economy, like Social Networking and Mobile Phone Apps, it looks like …

Allowance Rate of 45.6% at USPTO for Fiscal 2010

Hopefully the seemingly modest successes of team Kappos in fiscal 2010 will be viewed for what they are, which is rather extraordinary, by our leaders in Washington, DC. …
By Gene Quinn 6 years ago 8

Exclusive Interview: Former USPTO Director Todd Dickinson

As you will read in Part 1 of the interview (see below) Dickinson was not only the first Director of the USPTO, but he was the last Commissioner. …
By Gene Quinn 6 years ago 1

Nick Godici Part 3: Funding Crisis ’09, Furloughs & Fun Stuff

In this final installment of my interview with Nick Godici we learn just how close the Patent Office was to sending out 9,000 furlough notices (to all those …
By Gene Quinn 6 years ago 2