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Table 13a: Ex Parte Reexamination

TABLE 13A: EX PARTE REEXAMINATION
(FY 1999 - FY 2003)
ACTIVITY 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Requests filed, total
385 318 296 272 392

    By patent owner

173 137 144 121 136

    By third party

181 172 150 140 239

    Commissioner ordered

 31   9   2  11  17

Determinations on requests, total
367 338 342 272 381

    Requests granted:

         

        By examiner

327 320 263 262 360

        By petition

  1   2   2   1   1

    Requests denied

 39  16  77   9  20
Requests known to have related litigation
 62  80  80   52 109
Filings by discipline, total
385 318 296 272 392

    Chemical

138  96  90  87 124

    Electrical

107 103  89  78 118

    Mechanical

140 119 117 107 150


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