The Fastest Firms in TC 2400

December 18, 2015
TC 2400 handles applications touching on computer networks, multiplex communication, video distribution, and cybersecurity. Its overall allowance rate is 62%, making it quite a bit lower than the USPTO average of 71%. In terms of average speed to disposition, it takes an average of 43.8 months to prosecute an application to disposition, making it the slowest technology center in the USPTO....
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The Top Firms in TC 3600

December 11, 2015
As the home of art units covering software and business methods, TC 3600 has been the focus of heavy attention since the Alice decision in June of last year. Its average allowance rate is 61.2%, which is below the USPTO average of 72%,. Its average speed to disposition is 35.3 months months, bringing it in line with the USPTO average of 35.8 months.  All firms below are ranked by allowance rate....

The Fastest Firms in TC 1700

December 04, 2015
Technology Center 1700 covers a broad range of technologies, including diverse fields such as organic chemistry, fuel cells, adhesives, and food. Its average allowance rate is 57.7%, which is quite a bit below the USPTO average of 72%.  Its average speed to disposition is 36.6 months, bringing it very much in line with the USPTO average of 35.8 months. Below are the top 10 fastest firms in TC...
IPR challenges arise most often when a party is sued for patent infringement and the defendant files an IPR petition to have the patent, or at least the claims at issue, invalidated. This scenario is the one that most legislators who drafted the America Invents Act had in mind when they established IPR as a quicker and cheaper alternative to federal district court litigation. Kyle Bass, the...
The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) established three new post-grant review proceedings to be administered by the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB): inter partes review (IPR), the transitional post-grant review for covered business method patents (CMB), and post-grant review (PGR). Upon establishment, the AIA also gave the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) broad authority to...
Assessing the productivity of a law firm is a tricky business, and can be measured in multiple ways, including total number of applications filed, number of attorneys, and number of patents granted, among others. More than just measuring the total output of a firm, we were interested in measuring the productivity of patent prosecutors (attorneys and agents) inside a firm. Due to employee...
Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, is a time for trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples, and costume parties. However, it is easy to get caught up in all the revelry and forget that, hidden amongst the trick-or-treaters, may be some less than savory characters. To avoid being caught off guard by a vampire, witch, or werewolf read further to find eight patents to help you survive Halloween night.
When measuring the overall success and efficiency of a law firm’s patent prosecution practice, there are several metrics available, including overall allowance rate, time to disposition, and average number of office actions. Allowance rate is one of the most common metrics, but allowance rate merely tells us how many applications received NOAs, and nothing of the quality of those applications....
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