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This includes final numbers for 2012
Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM | Permalink
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Looks like the PTO for the past three years has been catching up with an inexcusable backlog
Fish scales |
Dec 25, 2012 at 10:34 AM
This would mean a lot more if normalized by the number of pending applications.
bad joke ahead |
Dec 26, 2012 at 07:55 AM
Thar be innovation, Captain; innovation!
Patent Trek |
Dec 26, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Someone should wrap this graph up in a porcupine hide and use it to do a fecal transplant on Jon Dudas, wherever he has slithered off to. Or a brain transplant. Same thing.
That plateau beginning 2001 is inexcusable, and we are all still paying the price in backed-up appeals. We forget how appalling that period of patent prosecution was -- for examiners and prosecutors.
Dec 28, 2012 at 02:11 PM
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