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This includes final numbers for 2012
Someone should wrap this graph up in a porcupine hide and use it to do a fecal transplant on Jon Dudas, wherever he has slithered off to. Or a brain transplant. Same thing.
That plateau beginning 2001 is inexcusable, and we are all still paying the price in backed-up appeals. We forget how appalling that period of patent prosecution was — for examiners and prosecutors.
Thar be innovation, Captain; innovation!
This would mean a lot more if normalized by the number of pending applications.
Looks like the PTO for the past three years has been catching up with an inexcusable backlog
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