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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2007
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TABLE 5: SUMMARY OF TOTAL PENDING PATENT APPLICATIONS
(FY 2007)
Stage of Processing Utility, Plant and
Reissue Applications
Design
Applications
Total Patent
Applications

Pending patent applications, total
1,145,202 39,131 1,184,333

In preexamination processing, total
  174,256  4,130   178,386

Under examination, total
  908,751 24,750   933,501
Undocketed   173,066  5,222   178,288
Awaiting first action by examiner   389,966 14,284   404,250
Rejected, awaiting response by applicant   241,325  4,043   245,368
Amended, awaiting action by examiner    78,695  1,096    79,791
In interference       294      1       295
On appeal, and other Read Footnote 11    25,405    104    25,509

In post-examination processing, total
   62,195 10,251    72,446
Awaiting issue fee    44,854  5,841    50,695
Awaiting printingRead Footnote 22    14,261  4,409    18,670
D-10s (secret cases in condition for allowance)     3,080      1     3,081

Notes:

1: Includes cases on appeal and undergoing petitions. (back to text)

2: Includes withdrawn cases. (back to text)

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