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Table 4: Patent Pendency Statistics

TABLE 4: PATENT PENDENCY STATISTICS
(FY 2011)
UPR Pendency Statistics by Technology Center (in months) Average First Action Pendency Total Average Pendency
Total UPR Pendency 28.0 33.7
Tech Center 1600 - Biotechnology & Organic Chemistry 23.8 33.6
Tech Center 1700 - Chemical & Materials Engineering 26.0 34.6
Tech Center 2100 - Computer Architecture, Software & Information Security 30.9 39.6
Tech Center 2400 - Networks, Multiplexing, Cable & Security 33.6 40.7
Tech Center 2600 - Communications 31.4 40.8
Tech Center 2800 - Semiconductor, Electrical, Optical Systems & Components 26.5 29.3
Tech Center 3600 - Transportation, Construction, Agriculture, & Electronic Commerce 26.0 33.6
Tech Center 3700 - Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing & Products 29.6 37.4
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Last Modified: 01/03/2012 14:04:41