So Close Yet So Far...
Place your bets. Will USPTO hit 100% of new patent grants having Cooperative Patent Classification symbols next week?
Of the 6,251 utility patents this week, 98.4% had CPC classification data. Another uptick over last week's 96.6%. Next week starts the publication of the Official Gazette with CPC data integrated therein. Now it's going to get interesting.
Here is this week's box score summary:
Score CardMarch 31, 2015
New Grants*: 6,796
*New Utility, Design, & Plant Patents
US Grants: 3,309
Foreign Grants: 3,496
Named Inventors: 18,541
|Domain||This Week||Year To Date|
|Broad Business Methods||567||6,281|