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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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For Obviousness, Some Things Change but the Board Statistics Remain the Same
(04/10/2019)

The Anticipat research database continues to comprehensively cover all legal grounds of rejection considered by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for its ex parte appeals decision. This includes the more exotic like statutory subject matter Section 101 cases to the much more common issues like obviousness (Section 103). Since July 25, 2016 to February 28, 2019, there have been around 24,448 obviousness decisions from the 29,102 total decisions meaning that nearly 84% of ... Read the rest...

Updated February ex parte decisions show Alice-based rejections getting overturned at a dizzying rate
(04/01/2019)

For the past year, the PTAB has increasingly reversed so-called abstract idea rejections (Alice). But in recent months, the pace of these reversals has been nothing short of remarkable. Here, we report updated February numbers, which show the PTAB continuing to overturn abstract ideas at an unprecedented rate. We also look more deeply into how these rejections are getting overturned. It turns out the Board is increasingly relying on step 2A (Step 1 of ... Read the rest...

PTAB's Abstract Idea Reversal Rate Surges in January after New Examiner Guidance Takes Effect
(02/28/2019)

At last week's Utah IP Summit (and subsequently published in a post at IPWatchdog), Gene Quinn squarely blamed the Federal Circuit for the "101 crisis". And his point is hard to ignore as many divided Federal Circuit panels seem unwilling to distinguish Alice and Mayo even in the face of strong dissents that would. As much as Director Iancu would like to move the needle of patent-eligibility in a more straightforward and predictable way, ... Read the rest...

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