Withdrawal from Issue Petitions

OPET – Office of Petitions
TC – Technology Center

Generally Available

Petition Type

Average Days Pending of Decided Petitions

Median Days Pending of Decided Petitions

Grant Rate Percentage

Deciding Office

ePetition Option

505 - To Withdraw from Issue After Payment of the Issue Fee (37 CFR 1.313(c)(1))411386%OPETePetition Available - Get Immediate Decisions
506 - To Withdraw from Issue After Payment of the Issue Fee with Express ABN (37CFR 1.313(c)(3)10480%*OPETePetition Available - Get Immediate Decisions
555 - To Withdraw from Issue After Payment of Issue Fee (37 CFR 1.313(c)(1) or (2) with Assigned Patent Number5385%OPETePetition Available - Get Immediate Decisions
556 - To Withdraw from Issue Granted under 37 CFR 1.313(c)(3) With Assigned Patent Number, Application is Abandoned11100%*OPETePetition Available - Get Immediate Decisions
637 - To Withdraw from Issue Before Payment of an Issue Fee (37 CFR 1.313(a)). MPEP 1308NONENoneNONETC 

*Infrequently Filed Petition
Displayed are 12 month rolling average and median values. When the median value is significantly different than the average value the median value will provide a better representation of when a particular category of 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 August 1, 2023, and is updated quarterly.