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Patent Examiners and Litigation Outcomes

Shine Tu

Conventional wisdom argues that unnecessary litigation of low quality patents hinders innovation, and that the PTO could play a role with its high grant rates. Accordingly, it is important to answer these questions: (1) which patent examiners are issuing litigated patents, (2) are examiners who are “rubber stamping” patents issuing litigated patents at a disproportionately higher rate, and (3) are examiners with less experience issuing more litigated patents? In sum, do patent examiners who issue litigated patents have common characteristics?... Read more about Patent Examiners and Litigation Outcomes

  • June 18, 2014
  • 17 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 507