We recently identified the ten most difficult examiners currently reviewing applications at the USPTO. Our research prompted the question: “Which firms and companies have prosecuted the most applications in front of these difficult examiners?”
In an update to our 2016, 2017, and 2018 lists of most difficult examiners at the USPTO, we have identified the 10 patent examiners (excluding SPEs) with the most skeptical eye toward the patent applications that cross their desks.
We’ve all been there. Prosecution is taking longer than expected. You’re facing one rejection after another. And your client is starting to question whether this patent is worth pursuing. This precarious position is where Jonathan Miller of Nicholson De Vos Webster & Elliott LLP found himself during a recent prosecution.
Thanks to Juristat patent analytics, practitioners can now leverage data to make strategic decisions throughout the patent prosecution process. Watch our latest video to learn how firms and in-house teams can shape strategy with big data during all parts of the prosecution process.
Due to inconsistent interpretation, preparing for and responding to Alice rejections has become one of the most stressful aspects of patent prosecution. Rejections citing Alice have multiplied exponentially since the initial decision on June 19, 2014, and they now account for more than 60% of §101 rejections and more than 8% of all rejections, as of our latest analysis.
Data-driven decisions can help shape a more successful patent prosecution and business development strategy, but navigating the complex data isn’t always an easy task. With the "Table View" in Juristat Platform, you can organize application reports by selecting from more than 125 different data points. Watch our latest video to learn how to extract informative data sets to improve your patent...
It’s common for patent applications to suffer at least one rejection during prosecution. To overcome rejections, patent professionals will often request an interview with the assigned USPTO examiner. But are some examiners more receptive to interviews than others?
As patent lawyers working with creators and innovators, you rely on complex data and historical trends to make informed decisions in your patent prosecutions. Juristat organizes and visualizes big data to help patent prosecutors identify the most advantageous responses to office actions while providing clients with unparalleled transparency into the decision-making process. Watch our latest...
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...
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.

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