Patent Prosecution Statistics of Pending Applications of Amazon

Amazon has filed more than fourteen thousand patent applications at an impressive grant rate of 97.26% at the USPTO. At present, Amazon has 1109 pending US patent applications. We analyzed the pending applications by using our GreyB’s FIT (File Impediment Tracker) Tool.

The FIT tool helps in-house counsels save the IP budget. It finds patents applications increasing prosecution costs due to prolonged prosecution cycle, more OAs, appeals, amendments, and RCEs, and suggests remedial actions and strategies.

Impediment Status/Prosecution Health of Amazon’s Pending Applications

To determine the impediment status, we have segregated the pending applications of Amazon into the below three categories:

  • SOS – Facing High difficulty at USPTO
  • At-Risk – Applications that were running smoothly but of late have started displaying high probabilities of turning into an SOS application
  • On-Track – Running smooth as butter

Below exhibit displays the impediment status of applications:

Office Actions Statistics of Amazon’s Pending Applications

37.8% of pending applications haven’t received a single office action, and their examination has yet to begin. Also, Amazon’s average office action rate is 1.8 office actions per patent application. Considering this, 24.2 % of pending applications of Amazon have an OA rate greater than its average OA rate.

Cool Fact: For Amazon, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has a minimum average number of office actions – 1.64 OA per patent application.

Interview Statistics

Year-wise distribution of Amazon’s Pending Patent Applications

The per-year count of pending applications has increased steadily over the last decade for Amazon. The dip in 2020 is because not all the applications filed in 2020 have been published yet.

Amazon’s average grant time is 3.12 years. 20.48% of pending applications of Amazon have been in prosecution for 3 or more than 3 years. You can find more about these 20.48% lot here: Amazon patent applications that have been in prosecution for 3 or more years

RCE Statistics

Law Firms Prosecuting Pending Applications of Amazon at the USPTO

The table below has details of law firms prosecuting the pending applications. You can check the top law firms that prosecuted most patents for Amazon here: Law firms that prosecuted most patents for Amazon at the USPTO

Law FirmNumber of Patents
Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin & Goetzel302
Davis Wright Tremaine175
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear109
Pierce Atwood78
Lee & Hayes60
Thomas Horstemeyer57
Hogan Lovells57
Athorus48
NDWE36
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton34
Klarquist Sparkman23
Bakerhostetler21
Lathrop Gpm18
Amazon15
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson14
Ring13
Mintz10
Lowenstein Sandler7
Thorpe, North & Western6
Quarles & Brady6
Eversheds Sutherland5
Patterson + Sheridan5
Lindauer Law4
Baker Botts2
Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton1
Athorus1
EIP Europe1

Updated on February 11, 2021

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