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Table 14. Summary of Contested Patent Cases

Summary of Contested Patent Cases within the Patent and Trademark Office as of September 30, 2001
TABLE 14

SUMMARY OF CONTESTED PATENT CASES
(Within the Patent and Trademark Office, as of September 30, 2001)

ITEM

TOTAL
Ex parte cases
Appeals /1
 
Cases Pending as of 9/30/00
6,322
 
Cases Filed During FY 01
3,854
 

Disposals During FY 01, total
   
Decided, total
5,126
   
Affirmed
1,541
     
Affirmed-in-Part
  465
     
Reversed
1,884
     
Dismissed / Withdrawn
  143
     
Remanded
1,093
 

Cases Pending as of 9/30/01
5,050
Rehearings
 
Cases Pending as of 9/30/01
   36
Inter partes cases
 
Cases pending as of 9/30/00
  286
 
Cases declared or reinstituted during FY 01
  124
 

Inter partes cases, FY 01 total

  410
 
Cases terminated during FY 01
  193
 
Cases pending as of 9/30/01
  217
1/ Jurisdiction of an appeal passes to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences after the examiner has written the answer and after the time for filing a reply brief to the answer has passed.

 

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