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Table 13B: Inter Partes Reexamination

TABLE 13B: INTER PARTES REEXAMINATION
(FY 2006 - FY 2010)
Activity 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Requests filed, total 70 126 168 258 281

Determinations on requests, total
47 119 150 229 231
Requests granted: 43 118 142 218 224
By examiner 43 118 142 217 224
By petition - - - 1 -
Requests denied 4 1 8 11 7

Requests known to have related litigation
32 81 115 220 196

Filings by discipline, total
70 126 168 258 281
Chemical 17 30 38 35 45
Electrical 27 53 67 153 174
Mechanical 26 43 63 70 62

Notes:

- Represents zero.

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