General and Misc. Petitions

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

Generally Available

Petition Type

Avg. Days Pending of Decided Petitions

Grant Rate Percentage

Deciding Office                                                        

ePetition Option

259 - Relating to Refund and Fee Problems 132 69%* IPLA  
504 - Review of TC Director's Petition Decision under 37 CFR 1.181 67 14%* OPET  
515 - To Invoke Supervisory Authority - Re Non-Patent Examining (37 CFR 1.181) 140 49% OPET  
520 - Rule 1.182 - Matters not Provided for by Code 519 141 48% OPET  
610 - Invoking Authority of Commissioner under 37 CFR 1.181. Not Specified in Codes 611-617. MPEP general information and correspondence.  41 38%* TC  
699 - For Matters Before Technology Center (37 CFR 1.181 MPEP 1002.02(c)(2)) 108 53%

TC

 


Prior to Examination

Petition Type

Avg. Days Pending of Decided Petitions

Grant Rate Percentage

Deciding Office                                                        

ePetition Option

262 - To Invoke Supervisory Authority in an International Application - 37 CFR 1.181 48 22%* IPLA  
270 - Relating to National Stage Application 99 59% IPLA  
274 - To Invoke Supervisory Authority in National Stage - 37 CFR 1.181 105 44%* IPLA  
276 - To Decide Matters Before the A/C for Patents in National Stage (IPLA) 53 88% IPLA  
284 - To Decide Matters Before the A.C. for Patent In International Stage (37 CFR 1.182) 30 79%* IPLA  
299 - For Other Matters Before the International Division                                                                                                                                          24 100%* IPLA  

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After Close of Prosecution

Petition Type

Avg. Days Pending of Decided Petitions

Grant Rate Percentage

Deciding Office                                                        

ePetition Option

608 - To Reopen After a Board Decision (37 CFR 1.198 MPEP 1002.02(d)) NONE NONE TC  
609 - For Review of Final Restriction Requirement  (37 CFR 1.144 MPEP 818.03(c)) 71 64%* TC  
611 - Relating to Prematureness of Final Rejection (37 CFR 1.181, MPEP 706.07c)                                                                                                65 46% TC  
622 - Concerning Appeal Application before Transfer of Jurisdiction to Board of Appeals (MPEP 1206, MPEP 1002)            50 50%* TC  

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*Infrequently Filed Petition
 

This is a 12 Month Rolling Average.  

The data is current as of October 1, 2018 and is updated quarterly.