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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2007
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TABLE 24: ACTIONS ON PETITIONS TO THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS
(FY 2003 - FY 2007)
Nature of Petition 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Patent matters          
Actions on patent petitions, total 49,049 46,568 44,361 41,271 51,420
Acceptance of:          
Late assignments     42     33    432    477    619
Late issue fees  2,362  1,441    938  1,195  1,787
Late priority papers  1,184  1,112     27     16      7
Access      3      -     10      5     12
Certificates of correction 32,445 30,406 27,763 23,129 23,715
Deferment of issue     40     40     21     13     20
Entity Status Change      -  1,621  1,289    963  1,389
Filing date  1,776  1,267  1,815  1,129  1,090
Maintenance fees  2,002  1,913  2,208  2,038  2,355
Revivals  4,154  4,400  5,190  6,075  8,279
Rule 47 (37 CFR 1.47)  2,045  1,519  2,055  1,492  1,864
Supervisory authority    196     69    131    163    137
Suspend rules  1,441  1,006    290    272    214
Withdrawal from issue    881  1,451  1,950  1,996  1,476
Withdrawals of holding of aband./pat. lapse    468    290    242  2,308  3,456

Late Claim for PriorityRead Footnote 11
     -    531    843    788    981
Withdraw as AttorneyRead Footnote 11      -      -      -  3,030  5,246
Matters Not Provided For (37 CFR 1.182)Read Footnote 11      -    788  1,270    961    994
To Make SpecialRead Footnote 11      -      -      -  2,018  3,913
Patent Term Adjustment/ExtensionRead Footnote 11      -    369    684    687    608

Trademark matters
         
Actions on trademark petitions, total 18,493 17,791 22,377 17,590 21,755
Affidavits of Use and extensions      3      -      -      -      1
Decision by examiner     20     23     10     19     24
Filing date restorationsRead Footnote 22    495    270    211     65     72
Grant application filing date     21      8     17     11      4
Inadvertently issued registrations    516    220    181    217    173
Interferences      -      -      1      2      -
Letters of Protest      -    765    811    722    735
Madrid PetitionsRead Footnote 11      -      -      -     13     19
Make special    138    167    208    185    205
Miscellaneous     46     74     68     81    195
Oppositions and extensions      4      1      2     10      -
Record documents affecting title      4      -      -     15      4
ReinstatementsRead Footnote 33  3,845  2,972  1,964    552    575
Restore jurisdiction to examiner      8     19      3     12     27
Review board decisions     14      5      8      6     13
Revive (reviewed on paper) 12,771 12,476 18,134  4,379  4,275
Revive (granted electronically)Read Footnote 44      -      -      - 10,689 14,850
Section 7 correction/amendment     10     16     20     30     29
Section 9 renewal     28     21     10     23     46
Section 8 or 15     61     86     73    112      3
Section 44(e) Amendment    493    622    629    436    488
Review Letter of Protest Decision      2      4      3      4      6
Waive fees/refunds     14     42     24      7     11
Petitions awaiting action as of 9/30          
Trademark petitions awaiting response    354    253    222    275    166
Trademark petitions awaiting action  1,791  2,179    379    177    117
Trademark pending filing date issues      8      1      7     22      2

Notes:

- Represents zero.

1: Not reported in previous years. (back to text)

2: Trademark applications entitled to a particular filing date; based on clear evidence of Trademark organization error. (back to text)

3: Trademark applications restored to pendency; inadvertently abandoned by the Trademark organization. (back to text)

4: The petition to revive numbers were not separated into two categories (paper versus electronic) in previous years. (back to text)

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