Patent Office India – Published Patent Information – April 15, 2011

Patent Office in India publishes patent information on a weekly basis (on Friday each week). This is a public notification, enabling you to take appropriate action if desired.
The publication includes published patent applications and granted patents, among other information, for the week of April 15th, 2011.

You may go through this publication, and if you find patent information that has an impact on your business, then you may take appropriate actions, such as:

  1. File pre-grant opposition
  2. File post-grant opposition

Data sourced from Indian Patent Office by Team InvnTree. The data can be downloaded here and can also be accessed  below.

I hope you find this data helpful. Check our patent services  page to find out if we cater to your patent requirements. Also, feel free to contact us or ask us  a question and have it answered within 24 hours.
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USPTO – Reexamination Request – Update – April 06 to April 12, 2011

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), on a weekly basis, publishes information corresponding to reexamination requests received by them.

InvnTree has compiled in a spreadsheet, the information published by the USPTO and additional information about the patents for which reexamination requests have been filed.

The current compilation provides updates for the period of April 06 to April 12. The compilation can be accessed below or downloaded here.

We provide reexamination support services.

Feel free to check our patent services page to find out if we can cater to your patent requirements. You can also contact or ask us a question and have it answered within 24 hours.

Best regards – Team InvnTree   

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Patent Office India – Published Patent Information – April 08, 2011

Patent Office in India publishes patent information on a weekly basis (on Friday each week). This is a public notification, enabling you to take appropriate action if desired.

The publication includes published patent applications and granted patents, among other information, for the week of April 08, 2011.

You may go through this publication, and if you find patent information that has an impact on your business, then you may take appropriate actions, such as: 

  1. File pre-grant opposition on published patent applications
  2. File post-grant opposition on granted patents

Data sourced from Indian Patent Office by Team InvnTree. The data can be downloaded here and can also be accessed  below.

I hope you find this data helpful. Check our patent services page to find out if we cater to your patent requirements . Also, feel free to contact us or ask us  a question and have it answered within 24 hours.

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USPTO – Reexamination Request – Update – Mar 23 to Mar 29, 2011

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), on a weekly basis, publishes information corresponding to reexamination requests received by them.

InvnTree has compiled in a spreadsheet, the information published by the USPTO and additional information about the patents for which reexamination requests have been filed.

The current compilation provides updates for the period of March 23, 2011 to March 29, 2011.

The compilation can be accessed below or downloaded here.

We provide reexamination support services.

Feel free to check our patent services page to find out if we can cater to your patent requirements. You can also contact or ask us a question and have it answered within 24 hours.

Best regards – Team InvnTree   

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Patent Office India – Published Patent Information – InvnTree March 25, 2011

Patent Office in India publishes patent information on a weekly basis (on Friday each week). This is a public notification, enabling you to take appropriate action if desired.

The publication includes published patent applications and granted patents, among other information, for the week of March 25, 2011.

You may go through this publication, and if you find patent information that has an impact on your business, then you may take appropriate actions, such as:

  1. File pre-grant opposition on published patent applications
  2. File post-grant opposition on granted patents

Data sourced from Indian Patent Office by Team InvnTree. The data can be downloaded here and can also be accessed  below.

I hope you find this data helpful. Check our patent services page to find out if we cater to your patent requirements. Also, feel free to contact us or ask us a question and have it answered within 24 hours.

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USPTO – Reexamination Request – Update – Mar 16 to Mar 22, 2011

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), on a weekly basis, publishes information corresponding to reexamination requests received by them.
InvnTree has compiled in a spreadsheet, the information published by the USPTO
and additional information about the patents for which reexamination requests have been filed.
The current compilation provides updates for the period of March 16, 2011 to March 22, 2011.
The compilation can be accessed below or
downloaded here.
We provide
reexamination support services.
Feel free to check our
patent services page to find out if we can cater to your patent requirements. You can also contact or ask us a question and have it answered within 24 hours.

Best regards – Team InvnTree   

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Patent Office India – Published Patent Information – InvnTree March 18, 2011

Patent Office in India publishes patent information on a weekly basis (on Friday each week). This is a public notification, enabling you to take appropriate action if desired.
The publication includes published patent applications and granted patents, among other information, for the week of March 18, 2011.
You may go through this publication, and if you find patent information that has an impact on your business, then you may take appropriate actions, such as:

  1. File pre-grant opposition on published patent applications
  2. File post-grant opposition on granted patents

Data sourced from Indian Patent Office by Team InvnTree. The data can be downloaded here and can also be accessed  below.
I hope you find this data helpful. Check our
patent services page to find out if we cater to your patent requirements. Also, feel free to contact us or ask us a question and have it answered within 24 hours.
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License

USPTO – Reexamination Request – Update – Mar 09 to Mar 15, 2011

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), on a weekly basis, publishes information corresponding to reexamination requests received by them.
InvnTree has compiled in a spreadsheet, the information published by the USPTO and additional information about the patents for which reexamination requests have been filed.
The current compilation provides updates for the period of March 09, 2011 to March 15, 2011.
The compilation can be accessed below or downloaded here.
We provide
reexamination support services. Feel free to check our patent services page to find out if we can cater to your patent requirements. You can also contact or ask us a question and have it answered within 24 hours.
Best regards – Team InvnTree   
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Patent Office India – Published Patent Information – March 11, 2011

Patent Office in India publishes patent information on a weekly basis (on Friday each week). This is a public notification, enabling you to take appropriate action if desired.
The publication includes published patent applications and granted patents, among other information, for the week of March 11, 2011.
You may go through this publication, and if you find patent information that has an impact on your business, then you may take appropriate actions, such as:

Data sourced from Indian Patent Office by Team InvnTree. The data can be downloaded here and can also be accessed  below.
I hope you find this data helpful. Check our
patent services page to find out if we cater to your patent requirements. Also, feel free to contact us or ask us a question and have it answered within 24 hours.
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How Long Does it Take to Get a Patent?

How long does it take to get a patent, is one of the most daunting questions every patent applicant has. Irrespective of how simple the question appears to be, the answer to this is anything but straightforward.
The time required to get a patent depends on various factors, some of which are:

  • The country in which the patent application has been filed

The time required to get a patent depends on the ratio of number of patent examiners to the number of patent application received by the respective patent office, and each country might have a different ratio. Additionally, each patent office might have certain number of backlogs to clear, which can affect  the time required to get a patent.

  • The field of technology to which the patent application relates

It may be noted that the number of patent applications received by a patent office in certain technology fields can be more compared to a few other technology areas. Further, each patent office has patent examiners designated to examine patent applications in their respective field of expertise. Hence, the time required to get a patent varies based on the density of patent application filing in a given technology field and the number of patent examiners designated to examine patent applications in that field.   

  • Steps taken to expedite the patenting process

Most patent offices provide provisions to expedite the patenting process. However, the applicant might have to bear certain expenses to avail such provisions. Hence, the time required to get a patent also depends on whether or not you avail such provisions.
 

As can be comprehended from the above discussion, there are various factors, most of which are uncertain, that have to be considered to determine the time required to get a patent. Hence, instead of trying to deal with such factors, we have taken a statistical approach to provide an insight on the probable time required to get a patent.
This study was carried out using 687856 data points, and it attempts to provide insight on the following:

  • Trend – Time required for getting a patent based on the country
  • Trend – Time required for getting a patent based on the field of technology in each country

This study was carried out using patents that were granted in the last 5 years (2007 – 2011). Further, the study is panned across 7 major patent jurisdictions, namely:

  • United States                   
  • European Patent Office                   
  • Japan                   
  • Canada                   
  • United Kingdom                   
  • France                   
  • Germany                   

We wanted to cover China, India and Israel. However, data was not available in the preferred format.
Further, the study uses  International Patent Classification (IPC) as the platform for determining the field of technology to which the patents related. The IPC codes and their definition are provided below:

Patent grant time 1

The trends derived from this study has been represented using line graphs. In the graphs, X axis indicates duration in months, Y axis indicates the year of grant and the technology fields (IPC codes) are indicated using distant colors.

Trend – Time required for getting a patent in US

patent grant time 2

Trend – Time required for getting a patent in European Patent Office

patent grant time 3

Trend – Time required for getting a patent in Japan

Patent grant time 6

Trend – Time required for getting a patent in Canada

Patent grant time 7

Trend – Time required for getting a patent in United Kingdom

Patent grant time 8

Trend – Time required for getting a patent in France

Patent grant time 9

Trend – Time required for getting a patent in Germany

Patent grant time 10

A closer look at the graphs reveals that there is substantial difference between one patent office to another in the amount of time taken to grant patents. Additionally, it can be observed that the technology filed of the patent application has  a substantial bearing on the time taken by patent offices to grant patents.
I hope this study helps you in getting a decent perspective on the time that may be required to get a patent. You can download this report along with data in tabular format here.

You may also be interested in reading our article related to examination of patent applications in India:

Feel free check our patent services page to find out if we can cater to your patent requirements. You can also contact us or ask us a question and have it answered within 24 hours!

Best regards – Team InvnTree   
Please note that we do not provide any guarantee on the correctness or accuracy of this study.  
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