After release of our popular IPR Intelligence Report for the second year, we decided to expand our offerings by providing a similar report for patent prosecution.
We have looked at the filing and issuance activities for the last five years (January 1st, 2014 through December 31st, 2018) to measure the activity, efficiency and performance of law firms as well as companies.
In order to come up with the list of top law firms and companies, we have analyzed and reviewed many different metrics including filing acitivity, pendency of applications, number of extensions requested, number of office actions, allowance rate, changes in the claim language and length of the claims. We have compared these metrics and measured them against the average for different firms as well as Art Units at the USPTO.
We have also looked at the data in three different areas: high-tech, bio-tech and overall to make sure our comparison is fair and those firms/companies focusing in only one area are treated fairly. The top 100 firms in different categories that purchase the report, will also receive our 2019 prosecution badges.
We have recorded an educational webinar about the prosecution report, available here.