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.
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