Top Ten Law Firm Data
As we wrap up 2021, we turned our analysis of Office action data to the primary drafters of patents – law firms. We chose the top ten filers by volume at the USPTO as identified by Harrity and investigated their statistics.
As we have done with other data sets, we reviewed Office actions receiving a 112 rejection among these top 10 firms, and compared them to the USPTO national averages. The 112 rejection percentages for these top 10 were all slightly better than the average – ranging from 30 to 35%, compared to 37% across all Office actions. Are the law firms with the highest volumes more experienced and therefore less likely to make preventable 112 errors?