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May 21, 2021

11 million patents issued over 185 years is, on average, nearly 60,000 per year, but we know the real acceleration occurred over the last 20 or so years. This kind of acceleration will only continue as AI drives automation of both creation, filing and even prosecution!  While we are speeding headfirst into the future, something is happening in the patent office that is making older judges like Judge Pauline Newman shake their heads. According to Judge Newman, patent owners are making a strong argument that they are not getting due process when in direct contradiction to Congressional incentives. So, is due process being handled the way it was intended to be set up? Following the issuing of patent no. 11 million, Jack Russo and Jill Riola react to the notion that patents that may have invalidated because due process has been corrupted and what should be done to correct it.