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Table 5: Summary of Pending Patent Applications

TABLE 5: SUMMARY OF PENDING PATENT APPLICATIONS
(As of September 30, 2004)
Stage of processing Utility, plant and
reissue applications
Design
applications
Total patent
applications
Pending patent applications, total 808,900 28,958 837,858
In preexamination processing, total 100,049  4,420 104,469
Under examination, total 633,694 18,004 651,698
Undocketed 129,311  4,411 133,722
Awaiting first action by examiner 279,518 10,976 290,494
Rejected, awaiting response by applicant 165,477  2,000 167,477
Amended, awaiting action by examiner  46,450    528  46,978
In interference     352      0     352
On appeal, and other Read Footnote 1 1  12,586     89  12,675

In postexamination processing, total
  75,157   6,534   81,691
Awaiting issue fee  42,371  3,404  45,775
Awaiting printing Read Footnote 2 2  29,690  3,129  32,819
D-10s (secret cases in condition for allowance)   3,096      1   3,097

Notes:

1: Includes cases on appeal and undergoing petitions. (back to text)

2: Includes withdrawn cases. (back to text)

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