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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2007
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TABLE 14: SUMMARY OF CONTESTED PATENT CASES
(Within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as of September 30, 2007)
Item Total
Ex parte cases
Appeals
Cases Pending as of 9/30/06 1,357
Cases Filed During FY 2007 4,639

Disposals during FY 2007, total
Decided, total 3,485
Affirmed 1,928
Affirmed-in-Part   469
Reversed   875
Dismissed / Withdrawn    43
Remanded   170

Cases pending as of 9/30/07
2,511

Rehearings
Cases pending as of 9/30/07    27

Inter partes cases
Cases pending as of 9/30/06    96
Cases declared or reinstituted during FY 2007    58
Inter partes cases, FY 2007 total   154

Cases terminated during FY 2007
   95
Cases pending as of 9/30/07    59
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