Access petitions

OPLA – Office of Patent Legal Administration

Generally available

Petition type

Average days pending of decided petitions

Median days pending of decided petitions

Grant rate percentage

Deciding office

ePetition option

308 - For access to application except  Re-proceedings before Board (37 CFR 1.14, MPEP 103)

308 - For access to application except  re-proceedings before Board (37 CFR 1.14, MPEP 104)

2018100*OPLA 

*Infrequently filed petition

Displayed are the 12-month rolling average and median values. When the median value is significantly different from the average value, the median value will better represent when a particular category of a petition has been decided. This is because a small number of outliers can disproportionately impact the average value. The values exclude ePetitions.

The data is current as of October 4, 2022, and is updated quarterly.