Facebook has 17% higher grant rate than average grant rate of its art units

Facebook has filed 8843 patent applications at USPTO so far (excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 6604 have been granted leading to the grant rate of 90.34%. 

Below are the key stats of Google’s patent prosecution at the USPTO:

Interestingly, the average grant rate of art units in which Facebook patents are examined is 73.17% which is well below the average grant rate of the USPTO.

Below is the allowance rate of top 10 GAUs of Facebook’s interest. Only 4 out of the top 10 GAUs of Facebook have the allowance rate which is more than their grant index. 

GAUTotal ApplicationsAllowance Rate
245715096.0%
287214696.43%
368113141.38%
217112892.08%
245512589.66%
362211627.54%
368211173.97%
24479791.03%
21749378.57%
24549388.89%

Updated on December 11, 2020

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