Sony has filed 62859 patent applications at USPTO so far (excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 47426 have been granted leading to the grant rate of 81.09%. The table below provides key stats of Sony’s patent prosecution at the USPTO:
Notably, the abandonment/rejection rate of Sony (18.91%) is 2.2% less than the average rejection rate of its GAUs (21.1%). Also, the allowance rate (or Grant Index) of Sony is higher than the average grant index of USPTO and their GAUs.
Allowance Rate of top 10 GAUs of Sony’s Interest
7 out of the top ten GAUs of Sony have an allowance rate less than the average grant index of Sony. Among the other three GAUS, the allowance rate is higher by a little margin.
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