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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2008
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TABLE 14: SUMMARY OF CONTESTED PATENT CASES

TABLE 14: SUMMARY OF CONTESTED PATENT CASES
(Within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as of September 30, 2008)
Item Total
Ex parte cases
Appeals
Cases Pending as of 9/30/07 2,511
Cases Filed During FY 2008 6,385

Disposals during FY 2008, total
Decided, total 4,940
Affirmed 2,790
Affirmed-in-Part   669
Reversed 1,179
Dismissed/Withdrawn    95
Remanded   207

Cases pending as of 9/30/08
3,956

Rehearings
Cases pending as of 9/30/08    25

Inter partes cases
Cases pending as of 9/30/07    60
Cases declared or reinstituted during FY 2008    66
Inter partes cases, FY 2008 total   126

Cases terminated during FY 2008
   74
Cases pending as of 9/30/08    52
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