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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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The PTAB Ex Parte Appeals Backlog Is Falling: What that means for you
(12/13/2017)

There are several good reasons for not appealing a patent application, even in the absence of progress with the Examiner. One such reason stems from the lengthy PTAB backlog—the period of time it takes for the Board to decide appeals. By the time it takes for the Board to overturn an Examiner's rejections, investment and PR opportunities directly tied to a patent issuing can wither. Not to mention, a lot can change within the business during this ... Read the rest...

PTAB: Protein modeling software claims are patent-eligible, arguing preemption
(12/01/2017)

It has been over a year since the Federal Circuit decided McRO v. Namco Bandai. In short, McRO decided that software models can be patent-eligible. This long-awaited case sent ripples of hope to many in the patent bar, especially to those reeling from the confusion and unpredictability of Alice decided two years prior. But the McRO message has still not made its way to all examiners, especially in the life sciences. Fortunately, the PTAB sees ... Read the rest...

Does appealing a patent application lead to a more valuable patent?
(11/28/2017)

The savvy patent practitioner will tell you that it is difficult to predict which type of patent will be really valuable, so it is best to draft and prosecute every application with utmost care, as if it were the most valuable. But budgets for many patent applications, especially defensive applications for companies amassing patent arsenals, have been capped and fixed. With these incentives, often times applicants end up pursuing a strategy that sacrifices valuable claims ... Read the rest...

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