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Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)

Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)

Posted Nov 17, 2012 16:12 UTC (Sat) by felixfix (subscriber, #242)
In reply to: Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times) by drago01
Parent article: Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)

It used to be the case that patent examiners were paid per application; whether that was for approvals only or regardless of outcome, I do not know. But it was some ridiculously short time per application, like 30 minutes.

Whether this has changed in the last few years, I do not know.


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Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)

Posted Nov 29, 2012 22:12 UTC (Thu) by JanC_ (guest, #34940) [Link]

I don't know if they were/are paid per application, but I read a story from a patent examiner somewhere which indeed mentioned an average time of something like 30 minutes (less than an hour) per patent application was what they got considering the then (5-10 years ago, I think) current workload & staffing.

Of course that average includes patents that can be discarded in 5 minutes, but it also includes patents that come with lots of attached documents that go back & forth through tens of iterations (versions) over several years before they get granted.


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