Here's the 2014 round up in three sentences:
- PTO issued 326,381 new (utility + design + plant) patents in 2014 — This is +10.32% Y/Y for utility patents; +2.3% Y/Y for design patents; and +29.31% Y/Y for plant patents.
- Business methods patents took it on the chin this year — 4,847 grants with OR cls 705 vs 5,921 in 2013, -18.14% Y/Y.
- CPC rocketed up to 87.5% this week, a staggering 0.1% increase over last week, two days before the signature program is supposed to be the primary classification system used to organize by the most important patent office in the world. (We're proud to be a little biased.)
Apologies in advance forour year end ranton the state of affairs with respect to corrections to granted patents. Just repeat after us — it's statutory, it's statutory.
We are working on our year end round up. It has been an interesting year. Please stay tuned.
Have a great New Year. We're looking forward to another great year at Way Better Patents. Have an inventive and innovative 2015.