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Table 14: Summary of Contested Patent Cases

TABLE 14: SUMMARY OF CONTESTED PATENT CASES
(Within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as of September 30, 2010)
Item Total
Ex parte cases
Appeals
Cases Pending as of 9/30/09 12,5811
Cases Filed During FY 2010 12,582

Disposals during FY 2010, total
Decided, total 7,312
Affirmed 3,565
Affirmed-in-Part 1,044
Reversed 2,158
Dismissed/Withdrawn 180
Remanded 365

Cases pending as of 9/30/10
17,851

Rehearings
Cases pending as of 9/30/10 44

Inter partes cases
Cases pending as of 9/30/09 44
Cases declared or reinstituted during FY 2010 52
Inter partes cases, FY 2010 total 96

Cases terminated during FY 2010
50
Cases pending as of 9/30/10 46

Notes:

1: Past years data has been revised from prior year reports. (back to text)

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