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Table 5. Summary of Pending Patent Applications


Summary of Pending Patent Applications as of September 30, 2001
TABLE 5                                       SUMMARY OF PENDING PATENT APPLICATIONS
                                                                          (As of September 30, 2001)

Stage of processing

Utility, plant and reissue applications

Design applications

Total patent applications
Pending patent applications, total
592,364
20,809
613,173
In preexamination processing, total
74,643
3,571
78,214
Under examination, total
450,461
10,616
461,077
 
Undocketed
33,410
348
33,758
 
Awaiting first action by examiner
236,316
7,491
243,807
 
Rejected, awaiting response by applicant
136,132
2,379
138,511
 
Amended, awaiting action by examiner
33,006
318
33,324
 
In interference
1,137
20
1,157
 

On appeal, and other /1

10,460
60
10,520

In postexamination processing, total
67,260
6,622
73,882
 
Awaiting issue fee
39,489
3,959
43,448
 
Awaiting printing/2
24,514
2,663
27,177

 

D-10s (secret cases in condition for allowance)

3,257

-

3,257

- Represents zero
1/ Includes cases on appeal and undergoing petitions.
2/ Includes withdrawn cases.

 

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