Will Patent Grants Keep Escalating in US?

Will Patent Grants Keep Escalating in US?

US utility patents have issued at a more rapid pace in the last ten years – see bar graph.  While it took almost 15 years (from 1976 to 1991) for one-million US utility patents to issue between US Pat. 4,000,000 and US Pat. 5,000,000, the pace of patenting has...