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Note 5. Property, Plant, and Equipment, Net

As of September 30, 2011, property, plant, and equipment, net consisted of the following:

USPTO Property, Plant, and Equipment as of September 30, 2011
(Dollars in Thousands)
Classes of Property, Plant, and Equipment Depreciation/
Amortization
Method
Service
Life
(Years)
Acquisition
Value
Accumulated
Depreciation/
Amortization
Net Book
Value
IT Equipment SL 3-5 $362,755 $269,654 $93,101
Software SL 3-5 294,365 263,549 30,816
Software in Progress 14,573 14,573
Furniture SL 5-7 15,579 13,005 2,574
Equipment SL 3-8 13,461 13,210 251
Leasehold Improvements SL 5-20 99,747 34,434 65,313
Total Property, Plant, and Equipment     $800,480 $593,852 $206,628

As of September 30, 2010, property, plant, and equipment, net consisted of the following:

USPTO Property, Plant, and Equipment as of September 30, 2010
(Dollars in Thousands)
Classes of Property, Plant, and Equipment Depreciation/
Amortization
Method
Service
Life
(Years)
Acquisition
Value
Accumulated
Depreciation/
Amortization
Net Book
Value
IT Equipment SL 3-5 $291,893 $249,092 $42,801
Software SL 3-5 280,916 246,359 34,557
Software in Progress 22,763 22,763
Furniture SL 5-7 23,265 18,433 4,832
Equipment SL 3-8 13,738 12,405 1,333
Leasehold Improvements SL 5-20 97,218 29,107 68,111
Total Property, Plant, and Equipment     $729,793 $555,396 $174,397
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Last Modified: 01/03/2012 14:04:41