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Table 5: Summary of Total Pending Patent Applications

 

TABLE 5: SUMMARY OF TOTAL PENDING PATENT APPLICATIONS
(FY 2006)
Stage of processing Utility, plant and
reissue applications
Design
applications
Total patent
applications
Pending patent applications, total 1,036,588 40,454 1,077,042
In preexamination processing, total    94,270  3,453    97,723
Under examination, total   878,317 27,552   905,869
Undocketed    204,182  3,585   207,767
Awaiting first action by examiner    375,881 19,776   395,657
Rejected, awaiting response by applicant    205,084  3,387   208,471
Amended, awaiting action by examiner     72,744    726    73,470
In interference         364      0       364
On appeal, and other  Read Footnote 1 1      20,062     78    20,140

In postexamination processing, total
    64,001   9,449     73,450
Awaiting issue fee    42,358  4,959    47,317
Awaiting printing  Read Footnote 2 2    18,564  4,489    23,053
D-10s (secret cases in condition for allowance)     3,079      1     3,080

Notes:

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

 2: Includes withdrawn cases.  (back to text) 

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