Tech Center 2800 — Semiconductors/Memory, Circuits/Measuring and Testing, Optics/Photocopying, Printing/Measuring and Testing

Groups in Tech Center 2800

GroupDescription3YGR
2810-2820-2890 Semiconductors/Memory 81%
2830-2840 Electrical Circuits and Systems 78%
2850-2860 Printing/Measuring and Testing 79%
2870-2880 Optics 76%

Histogram of Examiner Grant Rates

Below is a weighted histogram (by number of cases) of the 3-year grant rates of the examiners in TC 2800. The average is 79% and the standard deviation is 15%.

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Comparison with USPTO

TC 2800's grant rate is higher than that of the USPTO.

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Grant Rate Timeline

Below is the grant rate timeline for TC 2800, where the timeline is relative to the date of the first office action. The three-year grant rate is the percentage of applications granted at three years after the first office action.

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Tech Center 2800 Appeals Statistics

Appeal Outcomes — Should I Appeal?

Of the 12031 appeals for TC 2800, 7492 have outcomes for comparison. We excluded 1580 appeals that ended with an RCE or abandonment and 2959 appeals that are still pending.

Of the 7492 appeals with outcomes:

  • 42% had good outcomes (3132 appeals) where the examiner was reversed or affirmed in part or the examiner otherwise allowed claims
  • 45% had neutral outcomes (3367 appeals) where prosecution was reopened
  • 13% had bad outcomes (993 appeals) where the examiner was affirmed

TC 2800 Appeal Outcomes

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PTAB Decisions — Should I let the Board Decide?

Of the 12031 appeals for TC 2800, 1826 included decisions by the PTAB:

  • 34% reversed the examiner (629 decisions)
  • 11% affirmed the examiner in part (204 decisions)
  • 54% affirmed the examiner (993 decisions)

TC 2800 PTAB Decisions

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Pre-Appeal Conference Decisions — Should I request a PAC?

Of the 12031 appeals for TC 2800, 5110 included pre-appeal conference decisions:

  • 10% withdrew rejections (517 decisions)
  • 37% reopened prosecution (1905 decisions)
  • 53% proceeded to appeal (2688 decisions)

TC 2800 PAC Decisions

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no circumstances will we be liable for any outcome resulting from your reliance on the above statistics.