Withdrawal of attorney related petitions

IPLA – International Patent Legal Administration
OPET – Office of Petitions

Generally available

Petition typeAverage days pending of decided petitionsMedian days pending of decided petitionsGrant rate percentageDeciding officeePetition option
307 - Withdrawal of attorney (37 CFR 1.36)622636%OPETePetition Available - Get Immediate Decisions
703 - For withdrawal of attorney in proceedings under 37 CFR 1.36None NoneCRU 


Prior to examination

Petition typeAverage days pending of decided petitionsMedian days pending of decided petitionsGrant rate percentageDeciding officeePetition option
298 - Withdrawal of Power of Attorney20018163%*IPLA 
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*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 June 1, 2022, and is updated quarterly.