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Table 13a. Ex Parte Reexamination

Ex Parte Reexamination for Fiscal Years 1997 through 2001
TABLE 13A

EX PARTE REEXAMINATION
(FY 1997 - FY 2001)

ACTIVITY

1997
1998
1999
2000

2001

Requests filed, total
376
350
385
318
296
  By patent owner
157
168
173
137
144
  By third party
215
178
181
172
150
  Commissioner ordered
4
4
31
9
2

Determinations on requests, total
391
348
367
338
342
Requests granted:
  By examiner
357
315
327
320
263
  By petition
4
2
1
2
2
Requests denied
30
31
39
16
77

Requests known to have related litigation
65
66
62
80
80

Filings by discipline, total
376
350
385
318
296
  Chemical
123
120
138
96
90
  Electrical
100
94
107
103
89
  Mechanical
153
136
140
119
117

 

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