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IP Updates

Inter Partes Reexamination Filing Data

December 31, 2008

IP Updates

Inter Partes Reexamination Filing Data

December 31, 2008

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December 31, 2008

1. Total request filed since start of inter partes reexam on 11/29/99……………………………….. 544*
2. Number of filings by discipline
    a.
    Chemical Operation
119 22%
    b.
    Electrical Operation
215 39%
    c.
    Mechanical Operation
199 37%
    d.
    Design Patents
11 2%
3. Annual Reexam Filings
Fiscal Yr.
No.
Fiscal Yr.
No.
Fiscal Yr.
No.
Fiscal Yr.
No.
2000 0 2003 21 2006 70 2009 68 YTD
2001 1 2004 27 2007 126
2002 4 2005 59 2008 168
4. Number known to be in litigation……………………………………………………………………………… 337 62%
5. Decisions on requests…………………………………………………………………………………………… 465
    a.
    No. granted
439 94%
    (1) By examiner
439
    (2) By Director (on petition)
0
    b.
    No. not granted
26 6%
    (1) By examiner
23
    (2) Reexam vacated
3
6. Overall reexamination pendency (Filing date to certificate issue date)
    a.
    Average pendency
34.9 (mos.)
    b.
    Median pendency
32.5 (mos.)
7. Total inter partes reexamination certificates issued (1999-present)………………………………. 44
    a.
    Certificates with all claims confirmed
4 9%
    b.
    Certificates with all claims canceled (or disclamed)
31 70%
    c.
    Certificates with all claims changes
9 21%

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