In a previous blog article, I talked about the USPTO’s practice of not reporting pendency numbers bigger than 30. Said differently, if a particular art unit has a backlog that extends further than 30 months into the future, the USPTO will not reveal the actual backlog but will instead report the number 30. In the world of d’Arsonval meter movements, this would be like a meter that is “pegged” at 30.
There are 514 art units at the USPTO. Right now in July of 2018, how many of those art units are “pegged”? Which art units are “pegged”?
In the next blog article I will list some of the art units with the smallest backlogs.