By analyzing and organizing issues and outcomes of the daily ex parte PTAB decisions, Anticipat provides specific appeal data and general appeal trends to help the user become an informed and empowered patent prosecutor.
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Quickly lookup and spot trends and norms of outcomes rates for specific rejections, empowering better decision-making through all stages of patent prosecution. Beta access to Anticipat's research engine provides years of annotated decisions through a combination of human review and machine learning.
Identify effective Office Action response strategies using ranked rationales for actual Appeal reversals, reversal rates for specific grounds of rejections, and legal authority judges rely on in reversing Examiner rejections.
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We have previously reported on the very low reversal rates of abstract idea rejection within tech center 3600, home of business method art. Indeed, over the past few months, the reversal rate has been about 12%, as shown on the Anticipat Research database. But the Federal Circuit has recently pushed the Alice test closer toward patentees, and the Board appears to be following their lead. This is shown in a pair of recently-decided ... Read the rest...
We recently reported that the top patent firms (by registered practitioner as featured on a Patentlyo post) pursue ex parte appeals very differently. This, despite apparent equal knowledge of the benefits of pursuing an appeal to further prosecution. While this finding is interesting, pursuing an appeal and winning on appeal are two different things. Here we report on the differences in appeal outcomes along the three firms Finnegan, Fish & Richardson, ... Read the rest...
How does the Board incorporate very timely case law in their decisions? How can you use this to your advantage? We consider these questions as we discuss a recent Board decision that reversed an abstract idea rejection while incorporating a very recent Federal Circuit into its analysis. In a recent decision, Ex parte Jang (March 1, 2018) (available at https://anticipat.com/research?id=104015), the Board reversed an Examiner's Section 101 rejection. In so doing, the Board panel ... Read the rest...