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Compare Entities and Suggested Comparisons Tables

All statistics and metrics shown in our Intelligence view are, by default, calculated from all published applications.  When filters are applied, the statistics and metrics will be calculated using only published applications filed that match your filter criteria.

The compare entities table shows: 

  • Pending: The number of applications filed that have not yet received an allowance or an abandonment.
  • Filed: The total number of applications filed. 
  • Allowance Rate: The percentage of disposed (i.e. allowed or abandoned) applications that received a notice of allowance.
  • Months to Disp.: The average number of months between an application's filing date and disposition date. 
  • Avg. OAs: The average number of office actions issued in prosecutions for allowed applications (includes final/non-final rejections, restriction or election requirements, and ex parte Quayle actions). 

 

Divison of Work by [X]

This is a stacked area graph showing the number of applications filed year-over-year overall by the entity or set of search results you're viewing (the top line of the compare entities table).  The overall number is represented by the blue line.

Underneath the blue line, the number of total filed applications year-over-year is broken down by the metric you select in the chart's dropdown menu.  For a given view from the dropdown to have any additional entities shown, you'll need to make sure to add an entity of that type to the compare entities table.  For example, in order to see the applications in your view broken down by tech center, you'll need to click the "+" next to at least one tech center to add it to the comparison table.

  

Other Available Charts

Other charts can be added or removed from your report by clicking the "Edit Charts" button. 

Available charts include: 

 
Allowance Rates by Tech Center

The overall allowance rate for applications in your data set broken down by technology center.

Allowance Rates Over Time
The allowance rate for your selected entity compared to the allowance rates for any added entities by disposition year.

Average Applicant Response Time
The average number of months between a rejection being issued and a response being filed for applications for your selected entity compared to any added entities by rejection year. 

Average Office Actions to Disposition
The average number of office actions to allowance for applications for your selected entity compared to any added entities by disposition year.

Change in Independent Claims
The average difference between the number of independent claims at publishing and the number of independent claims at allowance for applications for your selected entity compared to any added entities by disposition year.

Change in Dependent Claims
The average difference between the number of dependent claims at publishing and the number of dependent claims at allowance for applications for your selected entity compared to any added entities by disposition year.

Change in Words per Independent Claim
The average change in the number of words per independent claim at publishing and the average number of words per independent claim at allowance for applications for your selected entity compared to any added entities by disposition year.

Change in Words per Dependent Claim
The average change in the number of words per dependent claim at publishing and the average number of words per dependent claim at allowance for applications for your selected entity compared to any added entities by disposition year.

Extensions Over Time & Extensions Percentage
The number of requests for extension of time filed in prosecutions for applications for your selected firm or assignee compared to any added firms/assignees by rejection year.  This can be shown as either a raw number (Extensions Over Time) or as a percentage of the rejections received in a given year (Extensions Percentage).

Filings
The number of applications filed by your selected entity by year as compared to the number of applications filed by any added entities by year.

Filings by Tech Center Over Time & Filings by Tech Center Percentage
The number of applications filed by your selected entity that were assigned to each tech center by year.  This can be shown as either a raw number or a percentage of total applications filed. 

Issued Patents
The number of patents issued by year in your data set. 

Issued Patents by Tech Center
The number of patents issued from each tech center by year in your data set.

Rejection Bases
The number of rejections for your entity's applications that cited a particular rejection basis by rejection year.
 
Months to Disposition
The average number of months between filing and allowance or abandonment for your selected entity compared to any added entities by disposition year.

 
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