Category Archive: Statistics

Aug 24

Moneyball for IPRs

Welcome to the 14th Volume of our quarterly IPR-PGR Report.

Feb 11

39 Months of Inter Partes Review – By the Numbers

Welcome to the 12th volume of our IPR-PGR Report, reporting on the statistics that underlie Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review proceedings. This quarter marked the second in a row in which the number of IPR filings per week decreased, signaling a potential slow down in the popularity of IPRs. At the same time, …

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Nov 24

3 Years of Inter Partes Review – By The Numbers

Welcome to the quarterly Harness Dickey Report on Inter Partes Review. You can learn more about some of these statistics in an article published on IP Law360, found HERE.

Aug 19

USPTO Announces Second Set of IPR Changes

Today, USPTO Director, Michelle Lee, explained the anticipated, second set of proposed changes to be made to IPR proceedings as inter partes review approaches its 3rd birthday. The first set of changes was discussed HERE. We set forth below a brief summary of the changes that have arrived. The proposed rule package will now be …

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Aug 04

33 Months of IPR…By the Numbers

Our apologies for our slightly delayed public dissemination of our Quarterly IPR Report. Please click HERE for the report or email us for a hard copy. It’s hard to believe IPR has grown up so quickly. We look forward to celebrating its 3-year-old birthday next month. Let us know if you have any questions or …

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Apr 20

30 Months of IPR Practice – By the Numbers

Welcome to Volume 9 of our IPR-PGR Report. Please send us an email if you would like a hard copy. After 30 months of IPR practice, some trends are taking shape. Overall, the percentage of petitions put into trial has gradually decreased, down to 76% this quarter, from a high of 96% at the early …

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Jan 30

27 Months of Inter Partes Review – By the Numbers

Welcome to the 8th Volume of our IPR-PGR Report. Please let us know if you have any questions about the information contained therein, or would otherwise like to discuss Patent Office litigation. We note a few interesting stats from this latest quarter. First, we took a look at success rates for IPR proceedings by broad …

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Dec 01

Patent Public Advisory Committee 2014 Annual Report

The Patent Public Advisory Committee issued its Annual Report regarding fiscal year 2014. The PPAC Report contains a number of interesting points, but our review, of course, will focus on the PTAB and post grant proceedings. The PPAC’s review of post grant proceedings started off with a review of numerous key statistics, including: The Board …

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Oct 10

Patent Office Propaganda?

As you know, we take statistics pretty seriously here at After our most recent quarterly IPR Report indicated a claim survival rate of 27% (for claims actually put into an IPR trial), we were surprised to learn that the PTO is reporting a rate that is nearly double our calculated rate – 52%. After …

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Sep 25

Happy 2nd Birthday, Inter Partes Review – By the Numbers

Welcome to Volume 7 of our IPR-PGR Quarterly Report. Please contact us with any questions about these Patent Office procedures. We take special note of three interesting statistics this quarter.  First, obtaining amended patent claims in these proceedings remains difficult.  After 1 motion to amend was granted last quarter, this quarter saw a complete shutout.  …

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