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.
The average allowance rate in Technology Center 3700 is only 65%, but these firms manage to beat that.
The average allowance rate in TC 3600 is a low 66.1%, which is well below the USPTO average. These firms, however, do quite a bit better than that.
The average number of office actions to allowance in TC 2800 is 1.55, but a few firms manage to receive far fewer.
The average allowance rate in TC 2800 is 82.3%, which is higher than the USPTO average of 71%. These firms manage to go even higher.
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The average number of office actions to allowance in TC 2600 is 1.08, but these firms receive far fewer than that.
The average allowance rate in TC 2600 is 74.1%, but several firms do much better than that.
In our last post of the Using Juristat series, we show how an examiner's history can be a good indicator of how he or she is likely to behave in the future.
In Part II of our Using Juristat series, we explore the analytical tools that allow applicants to respond to office actions in the most advantageous ways possible.