Technology Center 1700 handles applications dealing with chemistry and chemical engineering, including organic chemistry, biochemistry, electrochemistry, metallurgy, and plastics. With an overall allowance rate of 70%, it falls on the low end of all tech centers, and is below the USPTO average of 72%. In the graphs below, we’ll take a look at several prosecution trends that have occurred in TC 1700 during the five-year period between 2013 and 2017. Please note that all metrics herein are based on published applications only and do not account for all applications filed after the USPTO's 18-month publication delay period (in this case, January 2016). For more information, hover over each of the graphs, or get started with Juristat.
A technology center's allowance rate is the percentage of applications that receive Notices of Allowance out of all disposed applications. TC 1700’s overall allowance rate is 70%, which is the second-lowest among all tech centers.