Jeff O’Neill

Jeff O’Neill

Jeff O’Neill is the founder of Patent Bots, a company that provides tools for patent attorneys, such as automated patent proofreading and patent examiner statistics. Jeff is also a practicing patent attorney at O'Neill Patent Law, where he assists startups with technology relating to speech recognition and machine learning. Previously, Jeff was in-house patent counsel for Amazon, an associate for Boston law firm Wolf Greenfield, and a clerk for the First Circuit Court of Appeals.


Posts by Jeff O’Neill


Visualizing Outcome Inconsistency at the USPTO

In an ideal world, your chance of getting a patent allowed is based on the merits of your patent application and independent of the largely random assignment …
By Jeff O’Neill
3 months ago 16

Predicting Future Patent Outcomes

In this article, I compute a “three-year grant rate” that shows the probability of obtaining a granted patent within three years of the first office action. This …
By Jeff O’Neill
8 months ago 15