Patent Special Program Data

First Action Allowance Rate - First Action Interview Pilot cases vs. all new cases

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First Action allowance rate in new, non-continuing applications =

Patent applications that have received a first office action allowance are applications that have been examined by USPTO patent examiners and determined to be eligible for a patent upon first review. The FAIP first action allowance rate, or percent allowed, is calculated by dividing the number of FAIP applications that received a first office action allowance by the total number of first actions completed on all FAIP applications since inception of the pilot. The first action allowance rate for new, non-continuing applications is calculated by dividing the number of new, non-continuing applications that have received a first action allowance by the total number of first actions completed since the beginning of the fiscal year.

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Track One Pendency From Petition Grant to First Office Action

Track One First Office Action pendency is the average number of months from the Track One petition grant date to the date a First Office Action is mailed by the USPTO.

The Track One first action pendency number displayed is the average for all Track One applications that have had a first office action mailed in fiscal year 2020.


Track One Pendency From Petition Grant To Final Disposition

Track One Pendency From Petition Grant To Final Disposition is the average number of months from the Track One petition grant date to the date a Final Rejection, a Notice of Abandonment, or a Notice of Allowance is mailed by the USPTO.

The Track One final disposition number displayed is the average for all Track One applications that have received a final disposition in fiscal year 2020.


Track One Pendency From Petition Grant To Allowance

Track One Pendency From Petition Grant To Allowance is the average number of months from the Track One petition grant date to the date a Notice of Allowance is mailed by the USPTO. The term "pendency" refers to the fact that the application is pending or awaiting a decision.

The Track One allowance number displayed is the average for all Track One applications that have received an allowance in fiscal year 2020.


Track One Pendency From Filing to Petition Grant

Track One Pendency From Filing To Petition Grant is the average number of months from the Track One filing date to the date of mailing of the Track One petition grant by the USPTO. The term "pendency" refers to the fact that the application is pending or awaiting a decision.

The Track One petition grant number displayed is the average for all Track One petitions that have been granted in fiscal year 2020.


Track One Final Dispositions

The chart displays the number of Final Dispositions in Track One applications in the past 12-months.


Track One Applications Received in the Previous 12-Months

The chart displays the number of Track One applications received in the past 12-months.