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Table 14: Summary of Contested Patent Cases

 

TABLE 14: SUMMARY OF CONTESTED PATENT CASES
(Within the Patent and Trademark Office, as of September 30, 2005)
ITEM
TOTAL
Ex parte cases
Appeals  Read Footnote 1 1
Cases Pending as of 9/30/05
  985
Cases Filed During FY 2005
2,834

Disposals During FY 2005, total
Decided, total
2,937
Affirmed
1,121
Affirmed-in-Part
  366
Reversed
1,163
Dismissed / Withdrawn
  111
Remanded
  176

Cases Pending as of 9/30/05
   882

Rehearings
Cases Pending as of 9/30/05
   21

Inter partes cases
Cases pending as of 9/30/05
   76
Cases declared or reinstituted during FY 2005
   94
Inter partes cases, FY 2005 total
  170

Cases terminated during FY 2005
   96
Cases pending as of 9/30/05
    74

Notes:

 1: Jurisdiction of an appeal passes to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences after the examiner has written the answer and after the time for filing a reply brief to the answer has passed.  (back to text) 

 

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