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Table 27: Scientific and Technical Information Center Activity

(FY 2003)


Prior Art Search Services Provided:  
      Automated Prior Art Searches Completed   12,977
      On-line and Manual Foreign Patent Searches Completed    3,555
      Genetic Sequence Searches Completed   10,471
      Number of Genetic Sequences Searched   33,661
      CRF Submissions Processed   18,728
      PLUS Searches Completed   10,863
Document Delivery Services Provided:  
      Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Requests Processed   51,702
            Documents Provided Using Electronic Tools    9,117
      Copies of Foreign Patents Provided:    2,156
            Copies Purchased by the Public    2,629
            Copies Provided to USPTO Staff    1,755
            Foreign Patents Provided Using Electronic Tools    1,617
Information Assistance and Automation Services:  
      One-on-One Examiner Assistance    15,236
      Foreign Patents Assistance for Examiners and Public     5,184
      Public Search Sessions for Foreign Patents     5,879
      Examiner Briefings     1,762
      Web Pages Created       197
Translation Services Provided for Examiners:  
      Written Translations of Documents      5,819
      Number of Words Translated (Written) 16,082,030
      Documents Orally Translated      6,940
Collection Usage and Growth:  
      Print/Electronic NPL Collection Usage    360,726
      Print Books/Subscriptions Purchased      4,688
      Print/Microform Foreign Patents Added to Collections     28,656
      Full Text Electronic Journal Titles Available     10,100
      Full Text Electronic Book Titles Available      3,190
      NPL Databases Available for Searching (est.)      1,486
      Foreign Patent Databases/Web Sites Accessed         31

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