Availability of appeal statistics has traditionally been limited to data in the nature of total applicant wins and total applicant losses at the Board. For example, some sources have reported that the rate of examiner reversal is as low as 33%. It is no wonder that patent attorneys, other patent professionals and individual patent applicants have traditionally perceived the appeal process as being fraught with challenges and uncertainty.
Unfortunately, such broad appeal statistics are not particularly helpful when it comes to attempting to predict what is likely to happen to a particular application during the appeal process. The good news, however, is that anyone can now gain access to detailed examiner- and art unit-specific breakdowns of how appealed applications have been handled in the past. And this data is not limited to what happened at the Board. Instead, every possible outcome during an appeal cycle, from the notice of appeal to the final board decision and all other appeal process exit points therebetween. You can even get a detailed summary of the outcome of pre-appeal decisions.
Join us on July 12th at 1pm CDT as we review the differences between Board decision outcomes and all examiner outcomes when it comes to the appeal process, and how these insights can help you improve your rate of success on appeal. In this webinar, you’ll also receive a demonstration of the PatentCore data system, the first and premiere online source for examiner-specific data analytics. With these tools, you will more effectively manage the patent appeal process. The result will be acquisition of better patents sooner...and for less money.
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