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When a patent cites a patent that's a patent-to-patent citation. When a patent from the patent family (e.g. a divisional application or a continuation application) other than the patent itself cites a patent - that's a family citation, because the family cites the other patent. As a side note, those citations normally include every citation made by the ...


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It is a little unclear what you are asking for, but I would like to recommend The Lens. This is an excellent site for searching for patents. You can easily limit to search to India and there is cool graphing of results. Here is one example of a search for patent documents in India using the search term "plant". There are a lot of other things graphed as ...


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The USPTO put out a working paper in June 2015 titled "The USPTO Historical Patent Data Files: Two centuries of invention". In it they state "Internal estimates suggest that 11.9% of patents granted in 2012 contain terminal disclaimers. This rate has increased from 3.4% in 1990; thus we expect this to become an increasing problem with respect to calculating ...


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From Frequently Asked Questions About Patent Statistics: "the PTMT Patent Technology Monitoring Team] and USPTO Annual Fiscal Year Reports use the residence of the first-named inventor to determine the origin of a patent" See also the list of reports: "The totals are broken down by origin (patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named ...


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One big problem with such a question is that there is no such thing as "software patents". Software itself is not patentable, it is what the software does or is used to do -- the method -- that is patented. Software may be used to implement the whole invention (many data processing patents) or only one component of the invention (e.g. Diehr.) Many would not ...


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It's not that simple. The statistics only account for three situations. All clams lost. No claims lost. At least one claim amended. There are no statistics for at least one claim surviving,but in my experience it would be about 50%. Software claims don't get any special treatment.


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There are several things wrong in your searches. First you used the search string "classification 715/234" in google patents. Since google searching is very clever it is not easy to know what it thinks you are looking for but it is not at confined to patents in that class. It will presumably hit on anything with the word classification and the characters 715/...


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