uspto.gov
Skip over navigation

Table 24: Actions on Petitions to the Director of the USPTO

TABLE 24: ACTIONS ON PETITIONS TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE USPTO
(FY 1999 - FY 2003)
NATURE OF PETITION
1999 FN 2000 2001 2002 2003
Patent matters            
    Actions on patent petitions, total 31,555  1 33,386 43,062 22,290 57,267
    Acceptance of:            
            Amendments filed after payment of issue fee     19       15     22     15     18
            Late assignments     69      106     85     30     42
            Late issue fees      -        - 1,332  1,676  2,362
            Late priority papers     46       77     72    330  1,184
    Access      9       24      4      6      3
    Certificates of correction 17,583   14,111 22,157      0 32,445
    Deferment of issue     52       68     25     21     40
    Entity Status Change    569      888    986    836      -
    Filing date    529      744  1,375  2,158  1,776
    Interference      3        -      -      -      -
    Make special:      -        -      -      -      -
            Infringement/manufacture      -        -      -      3      -
            Other  1,502    1,574  1,498  1,573  1,592
    Miscellaneous    920    2,323  1,854  1,411  2,547
    Maintenance fees  1,474    1,698  1,614  1,614  2,002
    Public use      -        5      -      3      -
    Reexamination proceedings     17        -      -      6      2
    Restriction     75       73     42    102     82
    Revivals  4,158    5,084  4,231  3,395  4,154
    Rule 47 (37 CFR 1.47)    407      849  1,531  1,698  2,045
    Supervisory authority     66       75     44    112    196
    Suspend rules    861      942    875  1,052  1,441
    Withdrawal of attorney      -    1,401  2,002  2,530  3,749
    Withdrawal from issue    862    1,212    991  1,178    881
    Change of inventorship     80      147    121    186    228
    Withdrawals of holding of aband./pat. lapse  1,854    1,970  2,201  2,355    468

Trademark matters
           
     Actions on trademark petitions, total
 5,863    6,858 10,374 24,699 18,493
    Affidavits of Use and extensions    168       31      -      1      3
    Decision by examiner      3        6     23     14     20
    Filing date restorations   2  1,402    1,311  1,785    846    495
    Grant application filing date    656       66     25     29     21
    Inadvertently issued registrations    253      233    325    654    516
    Interferences      -        2      1      2      -
    Make special    160      157    199    133    138
    Miscellaneous     76       40     23     40     46
    Oppositions and extensions     30        -      6      3      4
    Record documents affecting title      2        -      2      1      4
    Reinstatements   3  1,501    2,130  2,043  6,304  3,845
    Restore jurisdiction to examiner     10        3      2      2      8
    Review board decisions     40        6     13     10     14
    Revive  1,262    2,673  5,633 16,222 12,771
    Section 7 correction/amendment     14        -     10     17      10
    Section 9 renewal      6        3     13     14      28
    Section 8 or 15     17       61     60     75      61
    Section 44(e) Amendment   4    131      102    183    317     493
    Review Letter of Protest Decision   4      5        3      8      4      2
    Waive fees/refunds    127       31     20     11     14

Petitions awaiting action as of 9/30/03
           
    Patent matters  2,389    1,458    699  1,844  2,317
    Trademark petitions awaiting response     22      158    503  2,197    354
    Trademark petitions awaiting action    651    3,199  6,060    582  1,791
    Trademark pending filing date issues   4      -      189     24     12      8


- Represents zero.
/1 Correction to FY 1999 Report.  
/2 Trademark Applications entitled to a particular filing date; based on clear evidence of Office error.  
/3 Trademark Applications restored to pendency; inadvertently abandoned by the Office.  
/4 Not reported in previous years.   


< Go to the Previous Page in the Report | Go to the Next Page in the Report >

United States Patent and Trademark Office
This page is owned by Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
Last Modified: 10/28/2009 11:18:15 AM