Juristat's Examiner Reports provide a comprehensive view of your examiner's past behavior through a series of metrics. Below is a description of each

Overview Metrics

Disposed Applications

The disposed applications graph shows the number of applications either allowed or abandoned by the examiner year over year.

Timing Metrics

The Average Number of Months Between Key Events section provides the average number of months between:

  • Filing and First Office Action
  • Filing and Disposition
  • Filing an RCE and the next Office Action or Abandonment
  • Filing a Notice of Appeal to a PTAB Decision, and
  • Filing a Notice of Appeal to a non-PTAB disposition (e.g. at a pre-brief conference, or during the appeal briefing).

Allowance Rate
Allowance rates are calculated by dividing the total number of allowed applications divided by the total number of allowed and abandoned applications assigned to a particular examiner.
 
Average Office Actions Per Application
This metric shows the average number of final or non-final rejections, ex Parte Quayle actions, and restriction or election requirements per allowed application in front of a particular examiner.

OA Response Win Rates
Win rates are calculated by dividing the number of interviews or RCEs that were immediately followed by a notice of allowance by the the total number of interviews or RCEs in front of that examiner.

Dispositions by Rejection Count
This metric shows the number of applications in front of a particular examiner that were allowed or abandoned at exactly the specified number of rejections.

Effects of Continuation or Continuation in Part
Each donut chart represents the percentage of continuations or continuations in part filed that resulted in the parent application being assigned to a new examiner or to a new art unit.

Effect of Interview on Allowance Rate

This metric shows the allowance rate for applications where an interview occurred at any time during prosecution and the allowance rate for applications where no interview occurred. The metric is displayed for both the examiner and the examiner's current art unit.

Examiner End-lodading Rates

The examiner's end-loading rate is the percentage of notices of allowance (NOAs) and adverse office actions completed by the examiner in the last 3 weeks of a quarter minus the expected ratio of 3/13ths. In other words, this metric describes the extent to which the examiner "end-loads", or, issues more or fewer NOAs and office actions during the last three weeks of a quarter as compared to the remainder of the quarter.

The end-loading OA success rate change is how an examiner's allowance to total OA ratio deviates during the last three weeks of the quarter from their average difficulty rate. An examiner with a negative end-loading OA success rate change is more difficult in the last three weeks of a quarter as a higher percentage of office actions issued in the last three weeks of the quarter are adverse.

Read more about Examiner End-loading Metrics.

Appeal Outcomes and Appeals Overview Flow Chart

The appeal outcomes donut charts show the outcomes of this examiner's applications at three stages of the appeal process: the pre-appeal brief conference, the appeal briefing stage, and the PTAB.

The appeals overview flow chart shows how many applications reached a particular stage of an appeal. Hovering over the flow chart at various points will show how many applications proceeded through a particular appeal route.

Office actions and Responses and Appeals and Outcomes

The final two sections of an examiner's report allows you to search and filter through the examiner's previous rejections and appeal briefs.

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