Posts Tagged: patent allowance rate


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
8 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
8 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
9 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
9 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
9 years ago 2

Recession Not Responsible for Dip in US Patent Filings

In the popular press there have been a number of stories over the last week or so regarding how the US is losing its edge in innovation …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 21

Senate Acts to Prevent USPTO Furlough or RIF

Last night the United States Senate passed a bill that authorizes the United States Patent and Trademark Office to shift funds between different USPTO accounts in order …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 24

Second Pair of Eyes Fails Innovation in the US

Monday I wrote about how the United States Patent Office is holding innovation hostage, and is treating applicants unfairly, at least insofar as some applicants seem to …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 13

Patent Examiners Told To Issue Patents

I just spoke with Mark Malek, a patent attorney at the firm I am with – Zies Widerman & Malek.  Mark had an interesting conversation earlier today with …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 19

Obama Administration Tackling Patent Backlog

Even before President Obama announces his selection for Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, a post known by those in the industry as the Director of the …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 3

More Funding Needed for Patent Granting Authority

I am writing from New York City today.  I am here for the PLI Patent Bar Review Course, which kicks off our summer run of courses.  Over …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 0

USPTO Budget Crisis and the Anonymous Patent Examiner

Many readers will recall that on March 16, 2009, I posted an article titled Perspective of an Anonymous Patent Examiner.  That post was and has been one of the …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 33

Crazy Patents in an Era of Alleged Patent Quality

 Over the last several years the patent allowance rate has fallen from about 70% of applications becoming patents to a low of 42% of patent applications becoming issued patents.  …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 7

Innovation Will Lead Recovery if Patent System Allows

I was reading the March 30, 2009, edition of Fortune magazine today and there is an article titled After the Panic, Innovation, written by Glenn Hutchins, a co-chief executive …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 8