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SOMMER, ANDREW R

Overview

Summary

Examiner Ninja's Dataset

54 Total Apps
48 Issued
6 Abandoned
0 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
10187732 Optical Amplifier Jun. 27, 2002 Patented Case
10155658 Method and an Apparatus for Amplitude Equalization of a Plurality of Optical Signals May. 24, 2002 Patented Case
10075618 Optical Amplifying Device Feb. 15, 2002 Patented Case
10062754 Optical Amplifier Controller Having Adjustable Slew-Rate Limiter Jan. 31, 2002 Patent Expired Due to NonPayment of Maintenance Fees Under 37 CFR 1.362
09997421 Inhomogeneity Tunable Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier With Long Wavelength Gain Band and Method of Blocking Propagation of Backward Amplified Spontaneous Light Emission in the Same Nov. 28, 2001 Patented Case
09993946 Optical Amplifiers With Age-Based Pump Current Limiters Nov. 27, 2001 Patented Case
09938610 Method and Apparatus for Monitoring and Controlling Gain Tilt in an Optical Amplifier Aug. 27, 2001 Patented Case
09935543 Band-Expanding Method for Optical Amplifiers and Optical Transmission Apparatus Aug. 24, 2001 Patented Case
09917664 Optical Network Equipment With Control and Data Paths Jul. 31, 2001 Patented Case
09917042 Method and System for Controlling Amplifier Power in an Optical Communications Network Having Add/Drop Capability Jul. 27, 2001 Patented Case

Timings

Timings

Examiner Timings

Average Number of Days Until...
362 First Rejection
473 First Final Rejection
510 Abandonment
677 Issue

Art Unit Timings (3663)

Average Number of Days Until...
634 First Rejection
885 First Final Rejection
1070 Abandonment
1125 Issue

USPTO Timings

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

Comments

Comments

1 Comment for "SOMMER, ANDREW R"

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Andrew R Sommer
July 5, 2016 at 02:54pm (UTC)

This data does not strike me as reliable; I allowed more applications to issue into patents. I was not at the USPTO in 1999 or 2000, but the chart suggests that cases were assigned to me then. More than six applications went abandoned when they were assigned to me in the 20 or so months I was a PTO examiner. That throws the percentages off quite a bit. Also, the time to first action, etc. seems off, as my two art units (3662 and 3663) were below the average USPTO pendency, and this actually seems higher than average for the backlog from fall 2001 - spring 2003.

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