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Table 25: Cases in Litigation

TABLE 25: CASES IN LITIGATION
(Selected Courts of the United States, as of September 30, 2004)
COURT PATENTS TRADEMARKS OED TOTAL
United States District Courts
       
    Civil actions pending as of 9/30/03,
    total
      9      3 1     13
    Filed during FY 2004
    19      3 -     22
    Disposals, total
    12      5 -     17
        Affirmed
     1      - -      1
        Reversed
     -      - -      -
        Remanded
     -      2 -      2
        Dismissed
     9      1 -     10
        Amicus/intervene
     -      - -      -
        Transfer
     2      2 -      4
    Civil actions pending as of 9/30/04,
    total
   16      1 1     18

United States Courts of Appeals 1
       
    Ex parte cases
       
        Cases pending as of 9/30/03
    28      6 -     34
        Cases filed during FY 2004
    42     11 4     57
        Disposals, total
    42     10 3     55
            Affirmed
    24      4 -     28
            Reversed
     -      - -      -
            Remanded
     6      - -      6
            Dismissed
    10      6 2     18
            Transfer
     1      - 1      2
            Writs of mandamus:
     1      - -      1
                Granted
     -      - -      -
                Granted-in-part
     -      - -      -
                Denied
     1      - -      1
                Dismissed
     -      - -      -
    Total ex parte cases pending as of
    9/30/04
   28      7 1     36
    Inter partes cases
       
        Cases pending as of 9/30/04
    10      6 -     16
        Cases filed during FY 2004
    11     18 -     29
        Disposals, total
    11      9 -     20
            Affirmed
     5      6 -     11
            Reversed
     -      - -      -
            Remanded
     1      - -      1
            Dismissed
     4      3 -      7
            Amicus/intervene
     -      - -      -
            Transferred
     1      - -      1
    Total inter partes cases pending as of
    9/30/04
    10     15 -     25
Total United States Courts of Appeals
cases pending as of 9/30/04
    38     22 1     61
Supreme Court
       
    Ex parte cases
       
        Cases pending as of 9/30/04
      -      - -      -
        Cases filed during FY 2004
       2      - -      2
        Disposals, total
       1      - -      1
Cases pending as of 9/30/04, total
       1      - -      1
Notices of Suit filed in FY 2004
2,613 2,920 - 5,533


Notes:

- Represents zero.
1: Includes Federal Circuit and others. (back to text)


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