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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2009
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TABLE 13A: EX PARTE REEXAMINATION

TABLE 13A: EX PARTE REEXAMINATION
(FY 2005 - FY 2009)
Activity 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Requests filed, total 524 511 643 680 658
By patent owner 166 129 124  87  67
By third party 358 382 519 593 591
Commissioner ordered   -   -   -   -   -

Determinations on requests, total
537 458 594 666 614
Requests granted:
By examiner 509 422 575 626 574
By petition   2   5   2   -   -
Requests denied  26  31  17  40  40

Requests known to have related litigation
176 229 369 316 372

Filings by discipline, total
524 511 643 680 658
Chemical 138 118 133 138 120
Electrical 188 228 275 305 335
Mechanical 198 165 235 237 203

Notes:

- Represents zero.

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