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Examiner Behavior

Juristat is always working to improve access and transparency. In 2022 we made it even easier for patent professionals to visualize key data, stay up to date on filings, and produce error-free work.

New in Juristat: Detailed Figure Annotations, 102 Forward Cite Reports, and Prosecution Health Dashboards

Juristat is always working to improve access and transparency. Recently, we've made it even easier for patent professionals to visualize key data, stay up to date on filings, and produce error-free work.

 

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Juristat tracks “end-loading,” or a USPTO examiner’s tendency to complete a higher volume of work at the end of the quarter.

Examiners Who Procrastinate and How To Keep Them From Derailing Your Practice

If you knew your assigned USPTO examiner was going to procrastinate on your application, how would it impact your prosecution strategy?

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Examiners Who Issue the Most Office Actions (2022 Analysis)

When it comes to office actions and your patent prosecution strategy, less is definitely more. Less time, less work, more profit, and more satisfied clients. Based on Juristat’s recent ranking though, some USPTO examiners might be thinking more is more. 

Knowing which examiners issue the most OAs per application on average can help you find the most efficient path to approval for your client.

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Examiners Who Procrastinate the Most – And How They Can Help You Get Your Next Allowance (2021)

The USPTO has an official term for examiner procrastination - end-loading. An interesting metric to be sure, but how can you use examiner procrastination to your advantage in patent prosecution?

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Examiners Who Issue the Most Office Actions (2021)

An ideal patent prosecution is quick, cost-efficient, and ultimately successful. The more office actions an application receives, the longer, more expensive, and less viable an application becomes.

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Examiners Who Love (and Hate) to Interview (2021)

How do interviews impact your chance at an allowance? Our analysis found that 92% of examiners are more likely to allow an application when an interview is part of the prosecution.

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What NOT to Do in Your Patent Practice

To find success, law firms need to live in a constant state of self-assessment. The world of patent prosecution is always changing, and IP attorneys need to re-evaluate ineffective and slow routines to stay competitive.

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USPTO Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

Was the 2019 Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance Successful?

For years, Alice has been a source of frustration for many patent practitioners. New guidance released by the USPTO in 2019 promised to provide some consistency. It’s now been two years — has anything changed?

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4 Tips to Avoid Costly Patent Prosecution

To succeed in any industry, a certain amount of foresight and planning is key. For patent attorneys, identifying and taking action on high-cost prosecution can lessen the usual timeline and save money in the long term.

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How to Identify High-Cost Prosecution and Regain Control of Your Spending

Patent prosecution is expensive and complex. And often, each individual practitioner has their own unique approach to reach that all-important NOA. But inconsistent practices and reliance solely on past experience can lead to inflated costs.

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