Analyzing 112 Rejections Received by Top Filers in 1600 Technology Center
This month, we are digging into the 1600 Technology Center, consisting of biotechnology and organic patents. As with last month, we picked the most frequent filers since 2017 in this category and studied their rejection rates.
The USPTO’s 1600 Tech Center rejects a relatively high number of applications based on 112 issues — on average, 52% of the TC1600 Office actions had a 112 rejection. Interestingly, the five most prolific filers in this Tech Center are much higher than this on average with 65% of the Office actions containing a 112 rejection. Only one comes in under the average, with 49% of their Office actions receiving a 112 rejection. The others range from 54% to 81%.