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Table 27: Scientific and Technical Information Center Activity

 

 TABLE 27: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER ACTIVITY
(FY 2005)
ACTIVITY QUANTITY
Prior Art Search Services Provided:
 
   Automated Prior Art Searches Completed
    31,824
   On-line and Manual Foreign Patent Searches Completed
     3,467
   Genetic Sequence Searches Completed
    11,752
   Number of Genetic Sequences Searched
    38,051
   CRF Submissions Processed
    15,525
   PLUS Searches Completed
    18,987
Document Delivery Services Provided:
 
   Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Requests Processed
    44,646
   Copies of Foreign Patents Provided:
     5,674
      Copies Purchased by the Public
       751
      Copies Provided to USPTO Staff
     4,823
      Foreign Patents Provided Using Electronic Tools
     5,175
Information Assistance and Automation Services:
 
   One-on-One Examiner Information Assistance
    17,212
   One-on-One Examiner Automation Assistance
    11,200
   Patents Employees Attending Automation Classes
     7,881
   Foreign Patents Assistance for Examiners and Public
     5,196
   Examiner Briefings on STIC Information Sources and Services
     4,445
   Number of STIC Web pages
     1,125
Translation Services Provided for Examiners:
 
   Written Translations of Documents
     6,436
   Number of Words Translated (Written)
17,436,111
   Documents Orally Translated
     6,299
Total Number of Examiner Service Contacts
   164,881
Collection Usage and Growth:
 
   Print/Electronic (NPL) Collection Usage
 1,053,975
   Print Books/Subscriptions Purchased
    36,760
   Full Text Electronic Journal Titles Available
    11,868
   Full Text Electronic Book Titles Available
     6,151
   NPL Databases Available for Searching (est.)
     1,510
   Foreign Patent Databases/Web Sites Accessed
        85

 

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