Range  Claims 
Figures 
Sheets 

Date 
Numbers 
Possible
Total 
Actual
Total 
Min 
25%ile 
Median 
75%ile 
Max 
Avg 
%
below avg 
Min 
25%ile 
Median 
75%ile 
Max 
Avg 
%
below avg 
Min 
25%ile 
Median 
75%ile 
Max 
Avg 
%below
avg 
12/21/1976 to 12/28/1976 
3,999,000 to 3,999,999  1000 
1000 
4 
8 
12 
9.2 
3 
5 
9 
6.9 
1 
2 
3 
2.8 

12/07/1999 to 02/01/2000 
6,000,000 to 6,019,999 
20000 
19938 
1 
8 
14 
21 
224 
16.5 
58.9 
0 
4 
8 
13 
446 
10.7 
62.2 
0 
2 
4 
8 
446 
6.88 
66.2 
02/14/2006 (all) 
6,999,000 to
6,999,999 
1000 
990 
9 
15 
21 
19.6 
5 
8 
13 
13.3 
4 
6 
9 
9.5 
Comments If there are 1000 patents, calculated numbers should be expressed with no more than 3 significant figures. If there are on the order of 10000 patents, calculated numbers can be expressed with 4 signfiicant figures. Because I alawys laugh at percentages expressed with 4 significant figures (e.g., 33.46% or 7.382%) when the data set has only 20 entries, I prefer to use fewer significant figures. Also, since the underlying data set (patent claims, patent figures, patent sheets) is in whole numbers only, there is a good argument that even averages should be expressed as whole numbers. The "% below average" is calculated as follows: number of patents with less than the average divided by total number of patents in group. Because claims, figures and sheets are all whole numbers, and the average has a decimal value, this is easy to calculate. It is an indication of how much the average is affected by the high outliers. There are no low outliers because the minimum number of claims, figures and sheets can not go below 1, 0 or 0, respectively. The data on the two 1K ranges was included in myunpublishedworks.blogspot.com on 3/7/11 Data on the 20K range was compiled on 3/26/11 and included in myunpublishedworks.blogspot.com on 4/26/11 Curiousities: for the 20K data, the number of patents with zero FIGURES was 1920 but the number with zero SHEETS was 2020. How could that be?! Additional data will be added from time to time. rjm rev 0 4/26/11 
