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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2009
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TABLE 25: CASES IN LITIGATION

TABLE 25: CASES IN LITIGATION
(Selected Courts of the United States, FY 2009)
Court Patents Trademarks OED Total
United States District Courts        
Civil actions pending as of 9/30/08, total     14      1 1      16
Filed during FY 2009     94      1 3      98
Disposals, total     16      1 1      18
Affirmed      4      - -       4
Reversed      -      - -       -
Remanded      1      - -       1
Dismissed     11      1 1      13
Amicus/intervene      -      - -       -
Transfer      -      - -       -
Civil actions pending as of 9/30/09, total     92      1 3      96

United States Courts of AppealsRead Footnote 11
       
Ex parte cases        
Cases pending as of 9/30/08     36      4 -      40
Cases filed during FY 2009     55     15 4      74
Disposals, total     61     12 2      75
Affirmed     26      4 1      31
Reversed      1      - -       1
Remanded     12      2 -      14
Dismissed     20      6 1      27
Vacated      4      - -       4
Transfer      2      - -       2
Writs of mandamus:        
Granted      -      - -       -
Granted-in-part      -      - -       -
Denied      -      - -       -
Dismissed      -      - -       -
Total ex parte cases pending as of 9/30/09     30      7 2      39
Inter partes cases        
Cases pending as of 9/30/08      6     18 -      24
Cases filed during FY 2009      8     29 -      37
Disposals, total      6     35 -      41
Affirmed      3      5 -       8
Reversed      1      - -       1
Remanded      -      2 -       2
Dismissed      3     27 -      30
Transferred      -      1 -       1
Total inter partes cases pending as of 9/30/09      8     12 -      20
Total United States Courts of Appeals cases pending as of 9/30/09     38     19 -      59

Supreme Court
       
Ex parte cases        
Cases pending as of 9/30/08      2      - -       2
Cases filed during FY 2009      3      1 -       4
Disposals, total      3      - -       3
Cases pending as of 9/30/09, total      2      1 -       3
Notices of Suit filed in FY 2009  6,111  6,710 -  12,821

Notes:

- Represents zero.

1: Includes Federal Circuit and others. (back to text)

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