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Table 26: Patent Classification Activity

 

 TABLE 26: PATENT CLASSIFICATION ACTIVITY
(FY 2002 - FY 2006)
ACTIVITY 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Original patents professionally reclassified -completed projects 19,621 10,802 20,370 12,170  6,264
Subclasses established    780  2,023    552    496    498
Reclassified patents clerically processed, total 52,023 205,476  58,738 50,932 33,376
Original U.S. patents 13,155 16,202 20,555 16,572  9,740
Cross-reference U.S. patents 38,868  189,274  Read Footnote 1 1  38,183   34,360   23,636 

Notes:

 1: FY 2003 cross-reference U.S. patents includes 1,800 European Classification System based subclasses that were added to the semiconductor classes in United States Patent Classification System.  (back to text) 

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