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Table 3. Patents Pending Prior to Allowance


Patents Pending Prior to Allowance for Fiscal Years 1981 through 2001
TABLE 3                                       PATENTS PENDING PRIOR TO ALLOWANCE /1
 (FY 1981 - FY 2001)

Year

Awaiting action by examiner

Total applications pending /2

1981
 71,033
181,727
1982
 87,659
216,509
1983
102,532
223,101
1984
 90,687
219,567
1985
 90,648
215,512
1986
 80,547
207,774
1987
 65,010
209,911
1988
 75,678
215,280
1989
 92,377
222,755
1990
104,179
244,964
1991
104,086
254,507
1992
112,201
269,596
1993
 99,904
244,646
1994
107,824
261,249
1995
124,275
298,522
1996
139,943
303,720
1997
112,430
275,295
1998
224,446
379,484
1999
243,207
414,837
2000
308,056
485,129
2001
355,779
542,007

1/ Includes patents pending at end of period indicated, and includes utility, reissue, plant, and design applications. Does not include allowed applications.
2/ Applications under examination, including those in preexamination processing.

 

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