Patent Attorneys of the North

What exactly are patent attorneys in Minnesota up to these days?  Let’s take a look.  Let’s limit the look to activity between January 1 of 2017 and today (January 25 of 2019):

13,445   –  Number of patent grants to MN law firms and departments

21,770  –  Number of office actions issued in those 13,445 granted applications

Following is a breakdown of the rejection types that Minnesota patent attorneys have seen in those 20,000+ office actions.  There are two graphs, one for non-final actions and one for final actions.  Each bar is a count of the number of office actions that included the rejection type.  For example, just over 10,000 of the almost 15,000 non-final office actions received included a 103 type rejection.

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Here are the same two graphs but switched to percentages in stead of counts.  For example, almost 75% of the almost 15,000 non-final office actions received included a 103 type rejection.

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Here are some interesting cumulative numbers that cover the 13,445 granted applications:

4And now for the grand finale!  Approximately how much money in attorney fees have Minnesota patent lawyers brought in over the last two years just for the preparing and filing of office action responses (assumes average of about $1,400 per response in attorney fees):

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