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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2008
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TABLE 13A: EX PARTE REEXAMINATION

TABLE 13A: EX PARTE REEXAMINATION
(FY 2004 - FY 2008)
Activity 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Requests filed, total 441 524 511 643 680
By patent owner 166 166 129 124  87
By third party 268 358 382 519 593
Commissioner ordered   7   -   -   -   -

Determinations on requests, total
419 537 458 594 666
Requests granted:
By examiner 408 509 422 575 626
By petition   -   2   5   2   -
Requests denied  11  26  31  17  40

Requests known to have related litigation
138 176 229 369 316

Filings by discipline, total
441 524 511 643 680
Chemical 130 138 118 133 138
Electrical 156 188 228 275 305
Mechanical 155 198 165 235 237

Notes:

- Represents zero.

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