September 10, 2018
With 15 consecutive years on the Fortune 500 list, Monsanto has had a huge impact on innovation in modern farming and biotech. As a patent analytics company, we were curious to see how Bayer's recent acquisition of Monsanto impacts their IP portfolio.
July 31, 2018
Last week, we identified the ten Most Difficult Examiners currently reviewing applications at the USPTO. By understanding how an examiner has performed in the past, patent professionals can manage client expectations and structure a prosecution strategy that maximizes an application’s likelihood of allowance. Through Juristat’s Examiner Reports, you can dive deeper into the decision-making...
July 20, 2018
Knowing an examiner’s allowance rate is one of the best indicators of how difficult a patent prosecution will be. Understanding how an examiner has performed in the past allows patent professionals to manage client expectations and structure a prosecution strategy that maximizes an application’s likelihood of allowance.
January 17, 2018
An Overview of Patent Prosecution Trends at the USPTO Since the Year 2000 Since the year 2000, there have been major shifts in law, policy, and the technological landscape that have had profound impacts on patent prosecution practice at the USPTO. Although we often focus our analytics on small corners of the USPTO, such as individual industries, art unit groups, and practice entities, we...
December 29, 2017
Over the past year, we have published articles covering a wide range of topics, from handling Alice rejections to a study of the ATF industries to the Juristat Top 100. In each of them, we have tried to lift the curtain on the inner workings of the USPTO and various industry players in order to give you, our readers, a more informed outlook on the practice of patent prosecution. Of course,...
December 15, 2017
When we think about the technologies that have changed the face of the world and built the modern era, it is impossible to forget or ignore the role of the automotive industry. The automotive industry and the broader sector that it supports defined more than two generations of economic prosperity and mobility in the United States. The automobile in many ways marked the maturity of the...
November 30, 2017
Overcoming rejections is a regular part of a patent prosecutor’s practice. Broadly speaking, there are three main ways to try and overcome an examiner’s rejection: appeal, request for continuing examination (RCE), and interview with the examiner. We have previously looked at how appeals have affected application allowance since 2000, and look now at interviews and RCEs.
November 17, 2017
Patent professionals are increasingly using data analytics to streamline the pathway from initial filing to notice of allowance. Platforms like Juristat not only help ground strategic decision making prior to and during prosecution, but can also inform strategic decisions that guide business development for firms and counsel selection for patent assignees.
November 13, 2017
Juristat Search Now in Public Beta We'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!
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. However, one thing is certain--every office action and response thereto extends an application’s prosecution...