Abandonment Related Petitions

IPLA – International Patent Legal Administration
ODM – Office of Data Management
OPET – Office of Petitions
TC – Technology Center

Generally Available

Petition Type

Avg. Days Pending of Decided Petitions

Grant Rate Percentage

Deciding Office

ePetition Option

502 - To Revive an Abandoned Application-Unintentional Delay (37 CFR 1.137(a)  126 73% OPET ePetition Available - Get Immediate Decisions
510 - To Accept Late Payment of Issue Fee - Unintentional Late Payment (37 CFR 1.137(a) 112 70% OPET ePetition Available - Get Immediate Decisions

525 - To Withdraw a Holding of Abandonment (37 CFR 1.181) - Failure to receive an Office Action

525 - To Withdraw a Holding of Abandonment (37 CFR 1.181) - Reply Timely Filed

69 65% OPET  
536 - Under 37 CFR 1.137(f) 133 69% OPET ePetition Available - Get Immediate Decisions
561 - Revive Abandoned Application, Continuity Purposes Only 148 89% OPET ePetition Available - Get Immediate Decisions
650 - For Express Abandonment under 37 CFR 1.138(c) 19 0%* ODM  
651 - For Express Abandonment under Rule 37 CFR 1.138(d) 144 67%* ODM  


Prior to Examination

Petition Type

Avg. Days Pending of Decided Petitions

Grant Rate Percentage

Deciding Office

ePetition Option

220 - To Excuse a Delay in a Hague Application NONE NONE IPLA  
272 - To Revive an Abandoned International Application - Unintentional Delay 37 CFR 1.137(a) 48 91% IPLA  
273 - Withdrawal a Holding of Abandonment - 37 CFR 1.181 52 52%* IPLA  

529 - To Withdraw a Holding of Abandonment in Pre-Exam Status (37 CFR 1.181) - Failure to receive an Office Action

529 - To Withdraw a Holding of Abandonment in Pre-Exam Status (37 CFR 1.181) - Reply Timely Filed

83 26% OPET  

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  *Infrequently Filed Petition
 

This is a 12 Month Rolling Average and excludes ePetitions.  

The data is current as of March 30, 2019 and is updated quarterly.