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MERKLING, SALLY ANNE

Overview

Summary

Examiner Ninja's Dataset

373 Total Apps
156 Issued
145 Abandoned
72 Pending

Allowance Rates

Overall Allowance Rate

Likelihood of Allowance Based on Examiner's Full USPTO Tenure
About this graph

The allowance rate is calculated using the total number of applications issued and abandoned as follows:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their lifetime tenure at the USPTO. In the future I plan to implement a filter which provides fine-grained control over this setting, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Allowance Rate Before First Final Rejection

Likelihood of Early Allowance
About this graph

The allowance rate is calculated using the total number of applications issued and abandoned as follows:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their lifetime tenure at the USPTO. In the future I plan to implement a filter which provides fine-grained control over this setting, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Allowance Rate After First Final Rejection

Likelihood of Allowance After RCE's, etc.
About this graph

The allowance rate is calculated using the total number of applications issued and abandoned as follows:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their lifetime tenure at the USPTO. In the future I plan to implement a filter which provides fine-grained control over this setting, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Comparative Allowance Rates

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About this graph

Compare the examiner's allowance rate with the overall allowance rate of the examiner's art unit and the overall allowance rate of the USPTO. If the examiner is known to be a current USPTO employee, the art unit used in the comparison is the examiner's current art unit. If the examiner cannot be identified as a current USPTO employee, the art unit of the examiner's last filed application is used.

All allowance rates are calculated using the total number of applications issued and abandoned as follows:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their tenure. Art unit and USPTO metrics are calculated from all applications filed in the past 15 years. In the future I plan to implement filters which provide fine-grained control over these settings, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Strategies

Interviews

Allowance Rate With No Interview

About this graph

The allowance rate is calculated using the total number of applications issued and abandoned as follows:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their lifetime tenure at the USPTO. In the future I plan to implement a filter which provides fine-grained control over this setting, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Allowance Rate With Interview

About this graph

The allowance rate is calculated using the total number of applications issued and abandoned as follows:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their lifetime tenure at the USPTO. In the future I plan to implement a filter which provides fine-grained control over this setting, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Relative Benefit of Interview

About this graph

The relative benefit is calculated using the allowance rates ("AR"s) with and without the event:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their lifetime tenure at the USPTO. In the future I plan to implement a filter which provides fine-grained control over this setting, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Comparative Interview Allowance Rates

About this graph

Compare the examiner's allowance rates with and without interviews with the equivalent allowance rates for the examiner's art unit and the USPTO as a whole. If the examiner is known to be a current USPTO employee, the art unit used in the comparison is the examiner's current art unit. If the examiner cannot be identified as a current USPTO employee, the art unit of the examiner's last filed application is used.

All allowance rates are calculated using the total number of applications issued and abandoned as follows:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their tenure. Art unit and USPTO metrics are calculated from all applications filed in the past 15 years. In the future I plan to implement filters which provide fine-grained control over these settings, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Comparative Benefits of Interviews

About this graph

Compare the examiner's relative benefit of receiving an interview with the equivalent relative benefit for the examiner's art unit and the USPTO as a whole. If the examiner is known to be a current USPTO employee, the art unit used in the comparison is the examiner's current art unit. If the examiner cannot be identified as a current USPTO employee, the art unit of the examiner's last filed application is used.

All relative benefits are calculated using the allowance rates ("AR"s) with and without the event:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their tenure. Art unit and USPTO metrics are calculated from all applications filed in the past 15 years. In the future I plan to implement filters which provide fine-grained control over these settings, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Appeals

Allowance Rate With No Appeal

About this graph

The allowance rate is calculated using the total number of applications issued and abandoned as follows:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their lifetime tenure at the USPTO. In the future I plan to implement a filter which provides fine-grained control over this setting, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Allowance Rate With Appeal

About this graph

The allowance rate is calculated using the total number of applications issued and abandoned as follows:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their lifetime tenure at the USPTO. In the future I plan to implement a filter which provides fine-grained control over this setting, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Relative Benefit of Appeal

About this graph

The relative benefit is calculated using the allowance rates ("AR"s) with and without the event:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their lifetime tenure at the USPTO. In the future I plan to implement a filter which provides fine-grained control over this setting, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Comparative Appeal Allowance Rates

About this graph

Compare the examiner's allowance rates with and without appeals with the equivalent allowance rates for the examiner's art unit and the USPTO as a whole. If the examiner is known to be a current USPTO employee, the art unit used in the comparison is the examiner's current art unit. If the examiner cannot be identified as a current USPTO employee, the art unit of the examiner's last filed application is used.

All allowance rates are calculated using the total number of applications issued and abandoned as follows:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their tenure. Art unit and USPTO metrics are calculated from all applications filed in the past 15 years. In the future I plan to implement filters which provide fine-grained control over these settings, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Comparative Benefits of Appeals

About this graph

Compare the examiner's relative benefit of receiving an appeal with the equivalent relative benefit for the examiner's art unit and the USPTO as a whole. If the examiner is known to be a current USPTO employee, the art unit used in the comparison is the examiner's current art unit. If the examiner cannot be identified as a current USPTO employee, the art unit of the examiner's last filed application is used.

All relative benefits are calculated using the allowance rates ("AR"s) with and without the event:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their tenure. Art unit and USPTO metrics are calculated from all applications filed in the past 15 years. In the future I plan to implement filters which provide fine-grained control over these settings, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

RCEs

Allowance Rate With No RCE

About this graph

The allowance rate is calculated using the total number of applications issued and abandoned as follows:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their lifetime tenure at the USPTO. In the future I plan to implement a filter which provides fine-grained control over this setting, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Allowance Rate With RCE

About this graph

The allowance rate is calculated using the total number of applications issued and abandoned as follows:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their lifetime tenure at the USPTO. In the future I plan to implement a filter which provides fine-grained control over this setting, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Relative Benefit of RCE

About this graph

The relative benefit is calculated using the allowance rates ("AR"s) with and without the event:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their lifetime tenure at the USPTO. In the future I plan to implement a filter which provides fine-grained control over this setting, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Comparative RCE Allowance Rates

About this graph

Compare the examiner's allowance rates with and without RCEs with the equivalent allowance rates for the examiner's art unit and the USPTO as a whole. If the examiner is known to be a current USPTO employee, the art unit used in the comparison is the examiner's current art unit. If the examiner cannot be identified as a current USPTO employee, the art unit of the examiner's last filed application is used.

All allowance rates are calculated using the total number of applications issued and abandoned as follows:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their tenure. Art unit and USPTO metrics are calculated from all applications filed in the past 15 years. In the future I plan to implement filters which provide fine-grained control over these settings, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

Comparative Benefits of RCEs

About this graph

Compare the examiner's relative benefit of obtaining an RCE with the equivalent relative benefit for the examiner's art unit and the USPTO as a whole. If the examiner is known to be a current USPTO employee, the art unit used in the comparison is the examiner's current art unit. If the examiner cannot be identified as a current USPTO employee, the art unit of the examiner's last filed application is used.

All relative benefits are calculated using the allowance rates ("AR"s) with and without the event:

Each examiner's metrics are calculated from all applications assigned to them across their tenure. Art unit and USPTO metrics are calculated from all applications filed in the past 15 years. In the future I plan to implement filters which provide fine-grained control over these settings, allowing users to specify custom timeframes to look at.

History

Tenure

Applications Assigned To Examiner

By Filing Year and Current Application Status
About this graph

Shows all filed applications assigned to this examiner, broken down by filing year and the current status of the applications (issued, abandoned, or pending).

Workload

Recently Published Applications

App No. Title Filing Date Status
14317356 Methods and Systems for Control of Microfluidic Devices Jun. 27, 2014 Docketed New Case - Ready for Examination
14278788 Reagent Reservoir System for Analytical Instruments May. 15, 2014 Docketed New Case - Ready for Examination
14270202 Apparatus and Method for Improved Optical Detection of Particles in Fluid May. 05, 2014 Docketed New Case - Ready for Examination
14267986 Cartridge and Sensor-Dispensing Instrument May. 02, 2014 Non Final Action Mailed
14256853 Optofluidic Microdevice for In-Vitro Laser Surgery and Transfection Involving Cells and Microorganisms Apr. 18, 2014 Docketed New Case - Ready for Examination
14211731 Magnetic Platforms for Biomolecule Trappings, Manipulations, and Sorting Mar. 14, 2014 Patented Case
14202843 Sensor and Package Mar. 10, 2014 Response to Non-Final Office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner
14122206 Biomolecule Information Analysis Device Feb. 18, 2014 Docketed New Case - Ready for Examination
14175699 Support for Capturing Glycated Protein in a Sample and Device and Method for Measuring the Glycated Protein Using the Support Feb. 07, 2014 Docketed New Case - Ready for Examination
14171551 Versatile Drug Testing Device Feb. 03, 2014 Abandoned -- Failure to Respond to an Office Action

Timings

Timings

Examiner Timings

Average Number of Days Until...
733 First Rejection
927 First Final Rejection
1111 Abandonment
1307 Issue

Art Unit Timings (1798)

Average Number of Days Until...
810 First Rejection
1049 First Final Rejection
1381 Abandonment
1485 Issue

USPTO Timings

Average Number of Days Until...
695 First Rejection
947 First Final Rejection
1113 Abandonment
1104 Issue

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