US Utility Patent Utility Standing.

by Dennis Crouch

This up to date chart teams patent functions by submitting date after which divides every group into three classes: Patented, Deserted, and Pending.  Some insights from the information:

  • The grant charge rose considerably from 2011 to 2018. This can be because of the motion amongst patent attorneys to draft extra technical and detailed patent functions. I’ve not but tried to measure whether or not the rise marks a brand new stage of patent software complexity. (Bear in mind, I’m evaluating functions filed in 2011 to these filed in 2018).
  • Abandonments sometimes happen after a number of rounds of prosecution. Thus, there are just a few abandonments in functions pending lower than three years.  (Have a look at the functions filed in early 2021).
  • Lower than 10% of circumstances are nonetheless pending after 4-years of prosecution, with most issuances taking place inside 30-months of submitting.

For information consistency, I used solely printed functions as I typically can’t see deserted/pending information for unpublished functions.  As well as, a few of the issued patents have already expired after failing to pay the upkeep charges. These expired patents had been categorized on this chart as patented.