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Table 27: Scientific and Technical Information Center Activity

(FY 2010)
Activity Quantity

Prior Art Search Services Provided:
Automated Prior Art Searches Completed 33,521
Genetic Sequence Searches Completed 7,809
Number of Genetic Sequences Searched 25,683
CRF Submissions Processed 19,640
PLUS Searches Completed 54,129
Foreign Patent Searches Completed 5,165

Document Delivery Services Provided:
Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Requests Processed 22,853
Copies of Foreign Patents Provided 9,721

Information Assistance and Automation Services:
One-on-One Examiner Information Assistance 22,820
One-on-One Examiner Automation Assistance 20,300
Patents Employee Attendance at Automation Classes 4,722
Foreign Patents Assistance for Examiners and Public 8,514
Examiner Briefings on STIC Information Sources and Services 3,965

Translation Services Provided for Examiners:
Written Translations of Documents 4,434
Number of Words Translated (Written) 15,723,728
Documents Orally Translated 2,305

Total Number of Examiner Service Contacts

Collection Usage and Growth:
Print/Electronic (NPL) Collection Usage 1,327,439
Print Books/Subscriptions Purchased 67,686
Full Text Electronic Journal Titles Available 23,653
Full Text Electronic Book Titles Available 45,222
NPL Databases Available for Searching (est.) 1,573
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Last Modified: 01/14/2011 10:59:26