"Qualification" criteria for determining application routing should be perishable. Meaning, 10 applications of a particular CPC examined 2 years ago does not make me an expert today. The bar and other professional organizations require annual CLE. Therefore, to be "qualified" based on CPC associated with the number of applications, there needs to be a mechanism to tie that "Qualification" to age of those applications... more »
Estimating time for prosecution
What factors do you consider when estimating the amount of time needed to take various steps in prosecution, such as preparing responses to Office actions or preparing for interviews? In particular, if you prosecute applications in a variety of technology areas, how do those factors vary among the technologies?