Currently, there are about 6,500 government-employed patent examiners are responsible for reviewing the more than 500,000 patent applications filed each year in the United States. Not all of the examiners manage the review process in the same way. This brings about many challenges, most specifically the challenge of understanding how each examiner manages their processes during patent application and appeal. Even for those who represent patent applicants professionally, it takes many years to accumulate enough interactions with examiners to be able to effectively identify and respond to patterns in examiner behavior.
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For example, while some patent examiners average 0.6 office actions per allowance, other examiners average more than 6 office actions per allowance. Knowing the trends of these patent examiners provides a huge advantage.
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