“Pegged” art units in the USPTO

In a previous blog article, I talked about the USPTO’s practice of not reporting pendency numbers bigger than 30.  Said differently, if a particular art unit has a backlog that extends further than 30 months into the future, the USPTO will not reveal the actual backlog but will instead report the number 30.  In the world of d’Arsonval meter movements, this would be like a meter that is “pegged” at 30.

There are 514 art units at the USPTO.  Right now in July of 2018, how many of those art units are “pegged”?  Which art units are “pegged”?

In the next blog article I will list some of the art units with the smallest backlogs.

Right now in July of 2018, there are 50 “pegged” art units out of 514 art units.  Here are the “pegged” art units:

  • Biotechnology and Organic:
    • none “pegged”
  • Chemical and Materials Engineering:
    • 1725
    • 1735
    • 1742
    • 1787
    • 1793
  • Computer Architecture Software and Information Security:
    • 2118
    • 2122
    • 2124
    • 2126
    • 2141
    • 2142
    • 2143
    • 2144
    • 2145
    • 2152
    • 2153
    • 2154
    • 2155
    • 2157
    • 2173
    • 2174
    • 2179
    • 2195
  • Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security;
    • 2464
    • 2486
    • 2491
  • Communications:
    • 2621
    • 2658
    • 2669
  • Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components:
    • 2857
    • 2863
    • 2867
  • Designs:
    • 2913*
  • Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review:
    • 3622
    • 3623
    • 3626
    • 3643
    • 3644
    • 3646
    • 3661
    • 3684
    • 3685
    • 3691
    • 3692
    • 3693
    • 3694
  • Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing and Products:
    • 3737
    • 3742
    • 3771
    • 3772

(*)  Note that art unit 2913 is a bit out of the ordinary.  Art unit 2913 is a sort of temporary holding area for design applications that have not yet been assigned to an active design art unit.

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