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Table 15: Summary of Contested Patent Cases

TABLE 15: SUMMARY OF CONTESTED PATENT CASES
(Within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as of September 30, 2011)
Item Total
Ex parte cases
Appeals
Cases pending as of 9/30/10 17,851
Cases filed during FY 2011 13,740

Disposals during FY 2011, total
Decided, total 7,551
Affirmed 3,612
Affirmed-in-Part 1,045
Reversed 2,422
Dismissed/Withdrawn 243
Remanded 229

Cases pending as of 9/30/11
24,040

Rehearings
Cases pending as of 9/30/11 20

Inter partes cases
Cases pending as of 9/30/10 46
Cases declared or reinstituted during FY 2011 64
Inter partes cases, FY 2011 total 110

Cases terminated during FY 2011
51
Cases pending as of 9/30/11 59
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