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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Ejection Seats, Stronger Whiskey and Split Atoms: Just a Few Irish Inventions

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Ejection Seats, Stronger Whiskey and Split Atoms: Just a Few Irish Inventions

With St. Patrick's Day upon us, we celebrate the heritage of the Irish, but corned beef and funny green outfits shouldn't be the only things you remember about St. Patrick's Day. In fact, some of the world’s most important inventions and discoveries have actually come from the Irish. Below, we’ve listed some of the most important inventions and discoveries to ever make it off of the Emerald Isle. 

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The Easiest and Hardest Art Unit Groups at the USPTO

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The Easiest and Hardest Art Unit Groups at the USPTO

As you may know, we regularly publish rankings of the top patent prosecution firms. Even though our rankings are based on multiple variables, we always have a few commentators who point out that certain technologies are just harder to prosecute. This, of course, is true. It’s easier to get a plant patent than a business method patent. That’s why we decided to run the numbers for the various art unit groups at the USPTO.

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The Pros and Cons of Software Patents

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The Pros and Cons of Software Patents

Juristat has kept a close watch on recent trends in the software patents space, especially the effects of the Alice decision. We have written numerous articles and hosted several webinars explaining the case’s impact on the software industry with data, and even developed an analytical tool that patent prosecutors can use to help keep their applications out of Alice-heavy art units. At this point, we thought it might be a good idea to take a step back from in-depth statistical analysis to cover some of the broader arguments driving the conversation about the patentability of software.

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