By Michael Sartori and Matt Welch (July 15, 2020, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Patent procurement at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is affected by the type of examiner.
We gathered data from the LexisNexis PatentAdvisor patent prosecution analytics database for each year from 2009 to 2019, for examiners in each of eight nondesign Tech Centers at the USPTO. The data shows that the type of examiner can greatly affect the options available to an applicant once a final office action has been sent by the examiner.
This result is evident in the response to after-final amendments, the submission of requests under the After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0, the filing of requests for continued examination, and...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!