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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2007
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TABLE 13A: EX PARTE REEXAMINATION
(FY 2003 - FY 2007)
Activity 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Requests filed, total 392 441 524 511 643
By patent owner 136 166 166 129 124
By third party 239 268 358 382 519
Commissioner ordered  17   7   -   -   -

Determinations on requests, total Read Footnote 11
381 419 537 458 594
Requests granted:
By examiner 360 408 509 422 575
By petition   1   -   2   5   2
Requests denied  20  11  26  31  17

Requests known to have related litigation
109 138 176 229 369

Filings by discipline, total
392 441 524 511 643
Chemical 124 130 138 118 133
Electrical 118 156 188 228 275
Mechanical 150 155 198 165 235

Notes:

1: Past years’ data have been revised from prior year reports. (back to text)

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