When examiners put off work until the end of the quarter, it can have a dramatic impact on both workloads for the law firm, as well as chances of success for the patent application. The USPTO has an official term for this examiner procrastination - end-loading.

How can understanding examiner procrastination work to your advantage in patent prosecution? In this recorded webinar, we discuss:

  • How Juristat calculates end-loading rates and related metrics
  • The impact end-loading has on OA volume and prosecution strategy
  • Which examiners procrastinate the most and get more difficult at the end of the quarter
  • And which assignees are most impacted by end-loading
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