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.
The average speed to disposition for all Track One applications is 12.61 months, which is fast compared to the USPTO average of 36.08 months. However, Track One applications in these art unit groups smoke the others.
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.
A pre-appeal brief conference is a smart strategy for certain applicants to get a decision on their grounds for appeal without having to prepare an appeal brief. Some firms, however, are smarter about it than others...
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.
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.
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.
Continuing our alcohol, tobacco, and firearms series, we now turn our attention to perhaps the most stigmatized industry of all three: the tobacco industry.
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.
We've made some major enhancements. Read on to see what's changed.