OPET – Office of Petitions
TC – Technology Center
Average Days Pending of Decided Petitions
Median Days Pending of Decided Petitions
Grant Rate Percentage
|505 - To Withdraw from Issue After Payment of the Issue Fee (37 CFR 1.313(c)(1))||42||16||87%||OPET|
|506 - To Withdraw from Issue After Payment of the Issue Fee with Express ABN (37CFR 1.313(c)(3)||3||3||100%*||OPET|
|555 - To Withdraw from Issue After Payment of Issue Fee (37 CFR 1.313(c)(1) or (2) with Assigned Patent Number||6||4||80%||OPET|
|556 - To Withdraw from Issue Granted under 37 CFR 1.313(c)(3) With Assigned Patent Number, Application is Abandoned||2||2.5||100%*||OPET|
|637 - To Withdraw from Issue Before Payment of an Issue Fee (37 CFR 1.313(a)). MPEP 1308||NONE||NONE||TC|
*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 January 3, 2023, and is updated quarterly.