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Table 5: Summary of Pending Patent Applications

TABLE 5: SUMMARY OF PENDING PATENT APPLICATIONS
(As of September 30, 2003)
Stage of processing Utility, plant and
reissue applications
Design
applications
Total patent
applications
Pending patent applications, total
737,944 24,970 762,914
In preexamination processing, total
108,155  6,017 114,172
Under examination, total
548,853 11,003 559,856

   Undocketed

 76,334  2,182  78,516

   Awaiting first action by examiner

272,765  5,929 278,694

   Rejected, awaiting response by applicant

149,270  2,310 151,580

   Amended, awaiting action by examiner

 37,892    493  38,385

   In interference

    435      1     436

   On appeal, and other  1  

 12,157     88  12,245

In postexamination processing, total
  80,293   7,930   88,223

   Awaiting issue fee

 44,278  3,969  48,247

   Awaiting printing  2  

 32,902  3,960  36,862

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

  3,113      1   3,114

Notes:

 1/ Includes cases on appeal and undergoing petitions.  

 2/ Includes withdrawn cases.  



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