Projected Number of Applications to be Published Per Week Under Eighteen-Month Publication

Pursuant to the eighteen-month publication provisions of the American Inventors Protection Act of 1999 (AIPA), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) publishes pending applications, other than design, reissue or provisional applications as patent application publications (PAPs), on the Thursday of each week. See Changes to Implement Eighteen-Month Publication of Patent Applications [PDF] , 65 Fed. Reg. 57023, 57028 (Sept. 20, 2000), 1239 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 63, 67 (Oct. 10, 2000). The USPTO published the first group of applications as PAPs under the 18-month publication provisions of the AIPA on March 15, 2001. The USPTO is providing the following projection of the number of applications that will be published for the next 8 weeks under the 18-month publication provisions of the AIPA. This site is updated weekly.

Date Projected Number of
Applications to be Published
Sept. 18, 2008 6755
Sept. 25, 2008 6422
Oct. 02, 2008 9007
Oct. 09, 2008 5814
Oct. 16, 2008 6211
Oct. 23, 2008 7113
Nov. 1, 2001 3252
Nov. 8, 2001 2781
Nov. 15, 2001 3559
Nov. 22, 2001 3344
Nov. 29, 2001 3577
Dec. 6, 2001 3575
Dec. 13, 2001 3224
Dec. 20, 2001 1958

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