SSJR files a very large number of appeals at the US Patent and Trademark Office and is extremely successful in pursuing patents for its prosecution clients. Fully 87% of appeals that have been filed and resolved in the last four years have been decided in favor of SSJR and its clients. This translates into the USPTO affirming its Examiner’s rejections about 13% of the time in SSJR appeals and compared very favorably with the Board’s average rate of affirmance which stands at about 50% over the same time period. In 2012, SSJR is committed to continue pursuing excellence in patent prosecution.