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Table 13a: Ex Parte Reexamination

TABLE 13A: EX PARTE REEXAMINATION
(FY 2000 - FY 2004)
ACTIVITY 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Requests filed, total 318 296 272 392 441
By patent owner 137 144 121 136 166
By third party 172 150 140 239 268
Commissioner ordered   9   2  11  17   7

Determinations on requests, total
338 342 272 381 419
Requests granted:
By examiner 320 263 262 360 408
By petition   2   2   1   1   0
Requests denied  16  77   9  20  11

Requests known to have related litigation
 80  80   52 109 138

Filings by discipline, total
318 296 272 392 441
Chemical  96  90  87 124 130
Electrical 103  89  78 118 156
Mechanical 119 117 107 150 155

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