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Table 5: Summary of Total Pending Patent Applications

TABLE 5: SUMMARY OF TOTAL PENDING PATENT APPLICATIONS
(FY 2010)
Stage of Processing Utility, Plant and
Reissue Applications
Design
Applications
Total Patent
Applications

Pending patent applications, total
1,216,226 29,348 1,245,574

In preexamination processing, total
89,867 3,561 93,428

Under examination, total
1,050,266 19,386 1,069,652
Undocketed 167,549 2,850 170,399
Awaiting first action by examiner 451,119 11,385 462,504
Subtotal applications awaiting first action by examiner3 708,535 17,796 726,331
Rejected, awaiting response by applicant 281,797 4,044 285,841
Amended, awaiting action by examiner 109,886 956 110,842
In interference 207 4 211
On appeal, and other1 39,708 147 39,855

In post-examination processing, total
76,093 6,401 82,494
Awaiting issue fee 58,335 5,226 63,561
Awaiting printing2 14,550 1,174 15,724
D-10s (secret cases in condition for allowance) 3,208 1 3,209

Notes:

1: Includes cases on appeal and undergoing petitions. (back to text)

2: Includes withdrawn cases. (back to text)

3: Sub-category not previously reported; sub total is not included in the overall total of applications pending. (back to text)

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Last Modified: 05/05/2011 12:02:24