(Me: and it makes their numbers misleading and useless. So of course the Chamber of Commerce uses those.)
Me: PTO costs aren’t the major driver of cost to applicant so a PTO fee shift isn’t a big deal.
Me: examiners aren’t dumb and know the kinds of pressures the agency faces and can modify behavior without explicit instructions. And agency can modify procedure.
(My personal phrasing would be A+ patents, not just patents of minimum competence.)
Answer: reduced number of repeated (10+ assertion) patent campaigns, fixed for low assertion.
Reason why is unclear though my guess Is because plaintiffs in EDTex realized they wouldn’t get dismissed for failure to state a claim if they didn’t include a chart.