To determine the classes that received the most applications in TC 3700 for this period, we measured the aggregate number of applications every class received over the entire five-year period. The graph above shows how many applications each of those top five classes received per year during the period.

 

 
To determine the top firm filers in TC 3700 for this period, we measured the aggregate number of applications every firm filed over the entire five-year period. The graph above shows how many applications each of those top five firms filed per year during the period.

 

 
An application that is "disposed" is an application that has reached the end of the standard prosecution process, either by receiving a Notice of Allowance or through abandonment.

 

 
The number of applications filed per year in TC 3700 represents the total number of patent applications that all entities (both firms and in-house counsel) filed during the years highlighted.

 

 

A technology center's allowance rate is the percentage of applications that receive Notices of Allowance out of all disposed applications. TC 3700’s overall allowance rate is 72%, which is nearly equal to the USPTO’s average allowance rate. 

 

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