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Table 13a: Ex Parte Reexamination

 

TABLE 13A: EX PARTE REEXAMINATION
(FY 2001 - FY 2005)
ACTIVITY 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Requests filed, total
296 272 392 441 524
By patent owner
144 121 136 166 166
By third party
150 140 239 268 358
Commissioner ordered
  2  11  17   7   -

Determinations on requests, total
342 272 381 419 535
Requests granted:
By examiner
263 262 360 408 509
By petition
  2   1   1   -   -
Requests denied
 77   9  20  11  26

Requests known to have related litigation
 80   52 109 138 176

Filings by discipline, total
296 272 392 441 524
Chemical
 90  87 124 130 138
Electrical
 89  78 118 156 188
Mechanical
117 107 150 155 198

 

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