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Table 14A: Ex Parte Reexamination

TABLE 14A: EX PARTE REEXAMINATION
(FY 2007 - FY 2011)
Activity 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Requests filed, total 643 680 658 780 759
By patent owner 124 87 67 63 104
By third party 519 593 591 717 654
Commissioner ordered - - - - 1

Determinations on requests, total
594 666 614 662 773
Requests granted:
By examiner 575 626 574 606 685
By petition 2 - - 1 6
Requests denied 17 40 40 55 82

Requests known to have related litigation
369 316 372 347 349

Filings by discipline, total
643 680 658 780 759
Chemical 133 138 120 137 143
Electrical 275 305 335 414 395
Mechanical 235 237 203 229 221

Notes:

- Represents zero.

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Last Modified: 01/03/2012 14:02:37