Opposition Division Composition


Opposition Division Composition

Certain Opposition Divisions deviate significantly from the general outcome stats of a particular IPC. Take these IPC outcome stats for example:

As many as 48.7% of the decided Opposition cases result in revocation of the patent. This is certainly a high number, but it can actually get worse.

Within the same IPC the following Chairperson (name not shown) has a revocation rate of 87.5%. This certainly shows the value of knowing who you are dealing with. A Chairperson showing such performance stats would certainly be worth studying in further detail before you appear at the Oral Proceedings or make your final written submission. Remember, it is about increasing your chances to achieve a positive outcome...

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