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Table 13A: Ex Parte Reexamination

TABLE 13A: EX PARTE REEXAMINATION
(FY 2006 - FY 2010)
Activity 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Requests filed, total 511 643 680 658 780
By patent owner 129 124 87 67 63
By third party 382 519 593 591 717
Commissioner ordered - - - - -

Determinations on requests, total
458 594 666 614 662
Requests granted:
By examiner 422 575 626 574 606
By petition 5 2 - - 1
Requests denied 31 17 40 40 55

Requests known to have related litigation
229 369 316 372 347

Filings by discipline, total
511 643 680 658 780
Chemical 118 133 138 120 137
Electrical 228 275 305 335 414
Mechanical 165 235 237 203 229

Notes:

- Represents zero.

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Last Modified: 01/14/2011 10:59:26