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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2009
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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, 2009)
Item Total
Ex parte cases
Appeals
Cases Pending as of 9/30/08  3,956
Cases Filed During FY 2009 15,483

Disposals during FY 2009, total
Decided, total  
Affirmed  3,574
Affirmed-in-Part    961
Reversed  1,732
Dismissed/Withdrawn    131
Remanded    464

Cases pending as of 9/30/09
12,577

Rehearings
Cases pending as of 9/30/09     32

Inter partes cases
Cases pending as of 9/30/08     52
Cases declared or reinstituted during FY 2009     55
Inter partes cases, FY 2009 total    107

Cases terminated during FY 2009
    63
Cases pending as of 9/30/09     44
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