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Table 14B: Inter Partes Reexamination

TABLE 14B: INTER PARTES REEXAMINATION
(FY 2007 - FY 2011)
Activity 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Requests filed, total 126 168 258 281 374

Determinations on requests, total
119 150 229 231 366
Requests granted: 118 142 218 224 344
By examiner 118 142 217 224 342
By petition - - 1 - 2
Requests denied 1 8 11 7 22

Requests known to have related litigation
81 115 220 196 280

Filings by discipline, total
126 168 258 281 374
Chemical 30 38 35 45 57
Electrical 53 67 153 174 216
Mechanical 43 63 70 62 101

Notes:

- Represents zero.

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Last Modified: 01/03/2012 14:02:38