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Long Description of Boston Patent Law Association

 Image on Slide 3 UPR Applications Filed Graph.

Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Filings 221304 191,116 220,773 240,090 261,041 293,244 326,081 333688 333452 355527 383000


FY 05 plan 375,080
(5.5% above FY 04) FY 05 actual 384,228 (8.1% above FY04)
2.6% over plan

 Image on Slide 17 Total Continuation Filing Rates Graph.  

  None 1~3 4~5 6~10 11~20 21~30 31~40 >40
3-D Column 1 3454 2138 1313 2097 1722 718 335 784
3-D Column 1 27% 17% 10% 17% 14% 6% 3% 6%

 Image on Slide 18 Total Continuation Filing Rates Graph

Fiscal Year 2002 2003 2004 2005
1 Con* 19678 20598 22513 24332
First Continuation 47698 55127 59926 67660
2 or more CPA/RCE 6752 7448 8547 10051
2 or more Cons* 5930 5506 5462 6389

 Image on Slide 19 Total Claims at Filing and Issue Graph  

Independent Claims 1 2~3 4~6 7~10 11~20 21+
FY 2004 23.00% 45.90% 23.30% 5.60% 1.80% 0.30%
FY 2005 21.30% 48.40% 23.20% 5.20% 1.60% 0.30%

 

 Image on Slide 20 Distribution of Total Claims at Filing

Total Claims 1~10 11~20 21~25 26~30 31~40 41~50 51~60 61~100 101+
FY 2004 21.70% 35.20% 12.20% 8.80% 10.00% 5.00% 2.70% 3.40% 1.00%
FY 2005 21.50% 37.20% 12.60% 8.60% 9.40% 4.50% 2.30% 2.90% 1.00%

 Image on Slide 21 Distribution of the Number of References Cited in Applications Graph
 

Fiscal Year 1990 1999 2005
Average Claims Filed 14.41 19.32 21.27
Claims Filed 2298596.74 4489658.88 7306775.84
Claims Issued
1107778.65 2273187.06 3156925.96

 Image on Slide 23 Pendency Reduction Action Plan Graph  

1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27      
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 32.2 30.8
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 34.5 37.5
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 33.4 33.6
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 32.9 31
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 25.6 17.7
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 32.3 37.3 43.8

 Image on Slide 24 Pendency Projections Graph  

'82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '06 '08 '09 '10
24.2 25 22 19.9 18.3 19.1 19 20.8 23.8 25 24 27        
24.2 25 22 19.9 18.3 19.1 19 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 32.2 31.2 30.8
24.2 25 22 19.9 18.3 19.1 19 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 34.5 36.0 37.5
24.2 25 22 19.9 18.3 19.1 19 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 33.4 33.8 33.6
24.2 25 22 19.9 18.3 19.1 19 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 32.9 32.3 31.0
24.2 25 22 19.9 18.3 19.1 19 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 25.6 21.7 17.7
24.2 25 22 19.9 18.3 19.1 19 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 32.3 37.3 40.4 43.8

 Image on Slide 25 Pendency Projections Graph  

1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27      
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 32.2 30.8
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 34.5 37.5
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 33.4 33.6
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 32.9 31
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 25.6 17.7
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 32.3 37.3 43.8

 Image on Slide 26 Pendency Reduction Action Plan Graph  

1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27      
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 32.2 30.8
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 34.5 37.5
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 33.4 33.6
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 32.9 31
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 25.6 17.7
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 32.3 37.3 43.8

  Image on Slide 27 Pendency Projections Graph

1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27      
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 32.2 30.8
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 34.5 37.5
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 33.4 33.6
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 32.9 31
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 31.3 25.6 17.7
24.2 25.0 22.0 19.9 18.3 19.1 19.0 20.8 23.8 25 24 27 32.3 37.3 43.8

 Image on Slide 29 Production Graph  
These numbers are estimates for this graph.
2002 Historic- 260,000.

2003 Historic-280,000.

2004 Historic- 290,000.

2005 05 Projected 275,000.

2006 Without Strategic Plan- 270,000
2006 1000 Hires & Low Attrits-305,000
2006 Plus Claims & Continuations Limits- 310,000
2006 Plus Patentability Report-310,000

2007 Without Strategic Plan- 275,000
2007 1000 Hires & Low Attrits - 340,000
2007 Claims & Continuations Limits - 352,000
2007 Plus Patentability Report - 410,000

2008 Without Strategic Plan - 210,000
2008 1000 Hires & Low Attrits - 375,000
2008 Claims & Continuations Limits - 390,000
2008 Plus Patentability Report - 460,000

2009 Without Strategic Plan - 210,000
2009 1000 Hires & Low Attrits - 465,000
2009 Claims & Continuations Limits - 490,000
2009 lus Patentability Report - 560,000

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