Posts Tagged: patent statistics


How IPR Gang Tackling Distorts PTAB Statistics

If you are having trouble figuring out how Zond could have had 371 claims, lost all of them, but only 1,220 claims were instituted out of 1,377 claims challenged, you …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
2 years ago 5

Misleading PTO statistics hide a hopelessly broken PTAB

While the Patent Office likes to tout statistics that assert most patent claims challenged in IPR are not invalidated, those statistics are simply not credible. When reporting …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 16

Cuozzo, Phony IPR Statistics and the Death of the American Inventor

The battle of Cuozzo, and patent reform in general, is not between the tech industry and the pharmaceutical industry. The battle was started by wealthy multinational tech …
By Paul Morinville
3 years ago 59

Examiner Statistics: Insight into Prosecution Strategies

There is no way to know for sure whether the applicant could have achieved an allowance had they hung in, but it would have been helpful to …
By Christopher Holt
6 years ago 2

Patent Statistics and SPEs: Looking Beyond PAIR Data

I wrote something incorrect about SPE Len Tran and for that I apologize to him and to the USPTO and to readers who were lead astray. The …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 8

The America Invents Act at Work – The Major Cause for the Recent Rise in Patent Litigation

It is ironic and highly likely that the AIA – the legislation touted by its proponents as the instrument to reduce the number of costly patent lawsuits – is …
By Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.
6 years ago 9

The Rise of Patent Litigation in America: 1980 – 2012

As far as I am concerned the problem is not generically with patent assertion entities, or even the likes of entities like Acacia Research, or with patent …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 15

The America Invents Act 500: Effects of Patent Monetization Entities on US Litigation

Any discussion of flaws in the United States patent system inevitably turns to the system’s modern villain: non-practicing entities. They are known more colorfully as patent …

Making it Easier to Get a Patent

Contrary to popular belief, things are getting much better in business methods. Applications filed in 1999 had prosecution times of over 10 years (lower green arrow). These and subsequent …
By Mark Nowotarski
8 years ago 22