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Table 14: Summary of Contested Patent Cases

TABLE 14: SUMMARY OF CONTESTED PATENT CASES
(Within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as of September 30, 2006)
ITEM
TOTAL
Ex parte cases
Appeals
Cases Pending as of 9/30/05
  882
Cases Filed During FY 2006
3,349

Disposals During FY 2006, total
Decided, total
2,874
Affirmed
1,256
Affirmed-in-Part
  348
Reversed
1,001
Dismissed / Withdrawn
   90
Remanded
  179

Cases Pending as of 9/30/06
1,357

Rehearings
Cases Pending as of 9/30/06
    7

Inter partes cases
Cases pending as of 9/30/05
   74
Cases declared or reinstituted during FY 2006
  129
Inter partes cases, FY 2006 total
  203

Cases terminated during FY 2006
  107
Cases pending as of 9/30/06
    96

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