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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2008
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TABLE 5: SUMMARY OF TOTAL PENDING PATENT APPLICATIONS

TABLE 5: SUMMARY OF TOTAL PENDING PATENT APPLICATIONS
(FY 2008)
Stage of Processing Utility, Plant and
Reissue Applications
Design
Applications
Total Patent
Applications

Pending patent applications, total
1,240,704 35,324 1,276,028

In preexamination processing, total
  140,877  3,747   144,624

Under examination, total
1,038,954 23,752 1,062,706
Undocketed   205,999  5,265   211,264
Awaiting first action by examiner   403,720 11,921   415,641
Rejected, awaiting response by applicant   303,655  5,138   308,793
Amended, awaiting action by examiner    94,548  1,320    95,868
In interference       258      5       263
On appeal, and other Read Footnote 11    30,774    103    30,877

In post-examination processing, total
   60,873  7,825    68,698
Awaiting issue fee    42,770  5,526    48,296
Awaiting printingRead Footnote 22    14,968  2,298    17,266
D-10s (secret cases in condition for allowance)     3,135      1     3,136

Notes:

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

2: Includes withdrawn cases. (back to text)

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