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Table 13a: Ex Parte Reexamination

TABLE 13A: EX PARTE REEXAMINATION
(FY 2002 - FY 2006)
ACTIVITY 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Requests filed, total
272 392 441 524 511
By patent owner
121 136 166 166 129
By third party
140 239 268 358 382
Commissioner ordered
 11  17   7   -   -

Determinations on requests, total Read Footnote 1 1
272 381 419 535 453
Requests granted:
By examiner
262 360 408 509 422
By petition
  1   1   -   2   3
Requests denied
  9  20  11  24  28

Requests known to have related litigation
  52 109 138 176 229

Filings by discipline, total
272 392 441 524 511
Chemical
 87 124 130 138 118
Electrical
 78 118 156 188 228
Mechanical
107 150 155 198 165

Notes:

1: Past years’ data have been revised from prior year reports. (back to text)

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