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Too Simplistic: How the USPTO measures outcomes for ex parte PTAB appeals
(03/21/2017)

A patent applicant usually decides to appeal a rejection as a last resort because of the substantial cost and time. When the applicant decides to overlook the substantial cost and time, it is because she believes independent judges will objectively overturn at least one of (but hopefully all) the rejections. These administrative patent judges (APJs) have experience, technical backgrounds, and are independent from Examiners. So if this body of judges were to sustain Examiners' rejections ... Read the rest...

Looking at Abstract Idea Appeals by Tech Center
(02/28/2017)

Anticipat Beta Research Database recently released the tech center search filter and the tech center column in the table display. Appeals data can now be examined for trends using tech center groupings. In this post, we will showcase one example of how this might be useful using the “abstract idea” ground of rejection. In the past 7 months, 123 decisions have been decided on the “abstract idea” ground of rejection. Here is the breakdown ... Read the rest...

Section 101 – nonstatutory subject matter decisions: different categories = different reversal rates
(02/14/2017)

One of the sexiest topics in all of patent law has become §101, specifically, patent-eligible subject matter. Part of the recent appeal stems from high volatility and uncertainty in the law. But not all categories of patent-eligibility grounds are in such flux. Some §101 nonstatutory grounds of rejection (e.g., reciting a propagated signal) are relatively predictable and stable while the so-called judicial exceptions are more unpredictable. So we drilled deeper into the types of §101 ... Read the rest...

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