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Table 4. Patent Pendency and Cycle Time Statistics


Patent Pendency Statistics in Fiscal Year 2001
TABLE 4

PATENT PENDENCY STATISTICS
(FY 2001)

UTILITY, PLANT & REISSUE (UPR) APPLICATIONS

NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS
-
AVERAGE PENDENCY (in months)

Total

243,209
24.7
Issued
170,643
25.3
Abandoned
 72,566
22.5
Applications In Process
628,718
16.6
 
UPR PENDENCY STATISTICS BY TECHNOLOGY CENTER (in months)
 
To Issue
Abandoned
In Process
Total UPR Pendency
25.3
22.5
16.6
Tech Center 1600 -
Biotechnology & Organic Chemistry
27.5
22.7
19.3
Tech Center 1700 -
Chemical and Materials Engineering
25.9
25.1
16.6
Tech Center 2100 -
Computer Architecture, Software & Electronic Commerce
33.6
26.9
17.2
Tech Center 2600 - Communications
33.4
28.2
19.8
Tech Center 2800 -
Semiconductor, Electrical, Optical Systems & Components
23.6
21.7
14.2
Tech Center 3600 -
Tansportation, Construction & Agriculture
22.9
19.0
13.4
Tech Center 3700 -
Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing & Products
21.8
18.9
13.8
 
TOTAL UPR PENDENCY BY TECHNOLOGY CENTER (in months)
 
Average Pendency in Months
Total UPR Pendency
24.7
Tech Center 1600 -
Biotechnology & Organic Chemistry
26.0
Tech Center 1700 -
Chemical and Materials Engineering
25.8
Tech Center 2100 -
Computer Architecture, Software & Electronic Commerce
32.0
Tech Center 2600 - Communications
32.2
Tech Center 2800 -
Semiconductor, Electrical, Optical Systems & Components
23.3
Tech Center 3600 -
Transportation, Construction & Agriculture
22.1
Tech Center 3700 -
Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing & Products
21.1

 

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