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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2009
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TABLE 5: SUMMARY OF TOTAL PENDING PATENT APPLICATIONS

TABLE 5: SUMMARY OF TOTAL PENDING PATENT APPLICATIONS
(FY 2009)
Stage of Processing Utility, Plant and
Reissue Applications
Design
Applications
Total Patent
Applications

Pending patent applications, total
1,249,764 30,007 1,279,771

In preexamination processing, total
  110,420  2,982   113,402

Under examination, total
1,073,910 19,704 1,093,614
Undocketed   205,637  3,017   208,654
Awaiting first action by examiner   402,778 11,127   413,905
Rejected, awaiting response by applicant   323,660  4,205   327,865
Amended, awaiting action by examiner   106,468  1,249   107,717
In interference       229      3       232
On appeal, and other Read Footnote 11    35,138    103    35,241

In post-examination processing, total
   65,434  7,321    72,755
Awaiting issue fee    48,751  5,817    54,568
Awaiting printingRead Footnote 22    13,512  1,503    15,015
D-10s (secret cases in condition for allowance)     3,171      1     3,172

Notes:

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

2: Includes withdrawn cases. (back to text)

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