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Table 25: Cases in Litigation

 TABLE 25: CASES IN LITIGATION
(Selected Courts of the United States, as of September 30, 2003)
COURT PATENTS TRADEMARKS OED TOTAL
United States District Courts        
     Civil actions pending
    as of 9/30/03, total
     6      3 2     11
     Filed during FY 2003     18      2 2     22
     Disposals, total     16      3 3     22
                Affirmed      2      1 -      3
                Reversed      -      - -      -
                Remanded      2      1 -      3
                Dismissed      8      1 2     11
                Amicus/intervene      -      - -      -
                Transfer      4      - 1      5
    Civil actions pending
   as of 9/30/03, total
     8      2 1     11

United States Courts of Appeals  1
       
    Ex parte cases
       
     Cases pending as of
    9/30/03
    19     14 -     33
     Cases filed during FY
    2003
    38      9 2     49
     Disposals, total     29     17 2     48
                Affirmed     18      7 -     25
                Reversed      1      - -      1
                Remanded      2      4 -      6
                Dismissed      8      6 1     15
                Transfer      -      - 1      1
                Writs of
                mandamus:
       
                  Granted      -      - -      -
                  Granted-in-part      -      - -      -
                        Denied      -      - -      -
                        Dismissed      -      - -      -

      Total ex parte
     cases pending as of
     9/30/03

    28      6 -     34

      Inter partes cases

       
        Cases pending as
       of 9/30/03
    11      8 -     19
        Cases filed during
        FY 2003
    13     14 -     27
        Disposals, total     14     16 -     30
                Affirmed      8      7 -     15
                Reversed      -      1 -      1
                Remanded      -      - -      -
                Dismissed      5      8 -     13
                Amicus/intervene      -      - -      -
                Transfered      1      - -      1

      Total inter partes
     cases pending as of
     9/30/03

    10      6 -     16

Total United States Courts of Appeals
cases pending as of 9/30/03
    38     12 -     50
Supreme Court
       

      Ex parte cases

       
        Cases pending as
       of 9/30/03
     1      - -      1
        Cases filed during
       FY 2003
     1      - -      1
Disposals, total      2      - -      2
Cases pending as of 9/30/03      -      - -      -
Notices of Suit filed in FY 2003  2,897  2,265 -  5,162


Notes:

- Represents zero.
1/ Includes Federal Circuit and others.  


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