On February 12, 2014, the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) held its quarterly meeting, addressing the progress of various AIA implementations. Among those topics addressed was the number of AIA petition filings and the technology breakdown of those filings, including inter partes review, covered business methods, and derivation proceedings.
As of January 30, 2014, the number of petitions filed in each category includes:
- Inter Partes Review: 851
- Covered Business Methods: 113
- Derivation Proceedings: 4
The breakdown of overall filings by technology includes:
- Electrical/Computer: 680 (70.3%)
- Mechanical: 155 (16.0%)
- Chemical: 72 (7.4%)
- Bio/Pharma: 55 (5.7%)
- Design: 6 (0.6%)
To see other AIA material from the PPAC meeting, click here.
For more information on inter partes review, click here.
For more information on covered business method patents, click here.
For more information on derivation proceedings, click here.