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Long Description for the Patent Allowance Error Rate Graph

Patent Allowance Error Rate

The following table presents the values given in the patent allowance error rate graph for the last four fiscal years.

Target and Actual Error Rates for Patents Issued
for the Last 4 Fiscal Years
  FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006
Target 4.0% 4.0% 4.0% 4.0%
Actual 4.4% 5.3% 4.6% 3.5% met


  • Data source: Office of Patent Quality Review Report.
  • Frequency: Daily input, monthly reporting.
  • Data storage: Automated systems, reports.
  • Verification: Manual reports and analysis.
  • Data Limitations: None.
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