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Table 28: Scientific and Technical Information Center Activity

(FY 2011)
Activity Quantity

Prior Art Search Services Provided:
Automated Prior Art Searches Completed 30,033
Genetic Sequence Searches Completed 6,799
Number of Genetic Sequences Searched 24,926
Computer Readable Form Submissions Processed 19,940
Patent Linguistic Utility Service Searches Completed 65,261
Foreign Patent Searches Completed 7,392

Document Delivery Services Provided:
Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Requests Processed 20,032
Copies of Foreign Patents Provided 10,843

Information Assistance and Automation Services:
One-on-One Examiner Information Assistance 23,862
One-on-One Examiner Automation Assistance 27,249
Patents Employee Attendance at Automation Classes 25,546
Foreign Patents Assistance for Examiners and Public 9,983
Examiner Briefings on Scientific & Technical Information Center Information Sources and Services 10,690

Translation Services Provided for Examiners:
Written Translations of Documents 4,132
Number of Words Translated (Written) 14,467,530
Documents Orally Translated 1,832

Total Number of Examiner Service Contacts

Collection Usage and Growth:
Print/Electronic Non-Patent Literature (NPL) Collection Usage 1,308,848
Print Books/Subscriptions Purchased 67,941
Full Text Electronic Journal Titles Available 24,871
Full Text Electronic Book Titles Available 52,430
NPL Databases Available for Searching (est.) 1,575
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Last Modified: 01/03/2012 14:02:37