A recent upgrade to the TTAB Dashboard is a great improvement. It features graphics that make interpreting the data and trends easier. It features more data from recent quarters and years with which to compare the current data.
For example, the chart below shows the trend in the number new filings at the TTAB.
This additional and improved data should be help practitioners advising clients in preparation for TTAB matters, and in weighing the risks and costs and timing as part of any strategy options. Perhaps it will also help lead to solutions to reduce the backlog at the TTAB and the average proceeding duration.
Kudos to the TTAB for listening to the comments at last year’s round table on processing times (transcript here) which included requests for a more robust dashboard!