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Table 5: Summary of Total Pending Patent Applications

 

TABLE 5: SUMMARY OF TOTAL PENDING PATENT APPLICATIONS
(As of September 30, 2005)
Stage of processing Utility, plant and
reissue applications
Design
applications
Total patent
applications
Pending patent applications, total
931,958 38,098 970,056
In preexamination processing, total
74,254 3,021 77,275
Under examination, total
782,415 24,964 807,379
Undocketed
159,652 4,326 163,978
Awaiting first action by examiner
352,674 17,187 369,861
Rejected, awaiting response by applicant
191,486 2,731 194,217
Amended, awaiting action by examiner
63,572 619 64,191
In interference
361 1 362
On appeal, and other  Read Footnote 1 1
14,670 100 14,770

In postexamination processing, total
75,289 10,113 85,402
Awaiting issue fee
37,819 4,128 41,947
Awaiting printing  Read Footnote 2 2
34,396 5,984 40,380
D-10s (secret cases in condition for allowance)
3,074 1 3,075

Notes:

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

 2: Includes withdrawn cases. (back to text)

 

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