These are the Hardest CPC Classifications at the USPTO

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These are the Hardest CPC Classifications at the USPTO

I have some bad news for the wine lovers among us: It's apparently quite difficult to get a patent in CPC Class C12G - Wine; Other Alcoholic Beverages; Preparation Thereof. Let's hope this doesn't stifle important innovation. The news is equally bad for food lovers. If you fall into those categories, you're in for a treat...or not, apparently. 

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Michelle Lee, USPTO Director, Resigns

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Michelle Lee, USPTO Director, Resigns

Without much explanation, USPTO Director Michelle Lee resigned on Tuesday after months of speculation regarding the stability of her position. This comes after Lee previously submitted and retracted her resignation in January.

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Top 100 Update: How Foreign Priority Applications Change the Rankings

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Top 100 Update: How Foreign Priority Applications Change the Rankings

Back in January, we released our official ranking of the Top 100 Patent Firms. The Juristat Top 100 is the only ranking of U.S. patent prosecution firms based on objective measurements of firm performance. While the official list excluded foreign priority applications, we received a number of requests asking to see how the rankings would change if those applications were included. Today, we're excited to publish that list. 

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ATF Part III: Firearm Patents

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ATF Part III: Firearm Patents

We’ve reached the end of our Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms series of posts and we’re ending with (you guessed it): Firearms. We’ll take a look at how firearms patents perform overall at the USPTO, the largest filers, and the largest firms.

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The Top Firms at the PTAB

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The Top Firms at the PTAB

PTAB practice is complex and expensive, and most applicants will try every alternative before they choose to appeal an examiner's rejection. Once they do, however, there a few firms that stand out from the rest in winning appeals for their clients. 

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ATF Part I: Alcohol Patents

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ATF Part I: Alcohol Patents

Here at Juristat we enjoy finding novel and intriguing ways to analyze data within the USPTO. As such, we’re launching a new content series based on groupings assigned within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). In this first installment of our ATF series we will explore the “A” in ATF: Alcohol.

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