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Table 25: Cases in Litigation

 

 TABLE 25: CASES IN LITIGATION
(Selected Courts of the United States, FY 2006)
COURT
PATENTS TRADEMARKS OED TOTAL
United States District Courts
       
Civil actions pending as of 9/30/05, total
    13      1 2     16
Filed during FY 2006
    22      4 -     26
Disposals, total
     19       5 2      26
Affirmed
     2      - 1      3
Reversed
     -      1 -      1
Remanded
    11      1 -     12
Dismissed
     4      1 1      6
Amicus/intervene
     -      - -      -
Transfer
     2      2 -      4
Civil actions pending as of 9/30/06, total
    16      - -     16

United States Courts of Appeals  Read Footnote 1 1
       
Ex parte cases
       
Cases pending as of 9/30/05
    26      4 1     31
Cases filed during FY 2006
    42     12 5     59
Disposals, total
     40      5 3      48
Affirmed
    17      2 3     22
Reversed
     -      - -      -
Remanded
     1      - -      1
Dismissed
    19      3 -     22
Vacated
     -      - -      -
Transfer
     3      - -      3
Writs of mandamus:
     -      - -      -
Granted
     -      - -      -
Granted-in-part
     -      - -      -
Denied
     -      - -      -
Dismissed
     -      - -      -
Total ex parte cases pending as of 9/30/06
    28     11 3     42
Inter partes cases
       
Cases pending as of 9/30/05
     5     13 -     18
Cases filed during FY 2006
     7     17 -     24
Disposals, total
     9     16 -     25
Affirmed
     4      8 -     12
Reversed
     -      - -      -
Remanded
     1      1 -      2
Dismissed
     4      7 -     11
Amicus/intervene
     -      - -      -
Transferred
     -      - -      -
Total inter partes cases pending as of 9/30/06
     3     14 -     17
Total United States Courts of Appeals cases pending as of 9/30/06
    31     25 3     59
Supreme Court
       
Ex parte cases
       
Cases pending as of 9/30/05
     3      - -      3
Cases filed during FY 2006
     4      - 1      5
Disposals, total
     5      - -      5
Cases pending as of 9/30/06, total
     2      - 1      3
Notices of Suit filed in FY 2006
 2,205  2,086 -  4,291

Notes:

- Represents zero.
1: Includes Federal Circuit and others.  (back to text) 

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