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Summary of Strategic Goal Results

The following table summarizes FY 2011 actual performance results against established goals and targets for each key performance measure. The table also includes actual performance results for the past four fiscal years.

Table 2. Summary of Strategic Goal Results for FY 2007 - FY 2011
Strategic Goals
Performance Measures
FY 2007
Actual
FY 2008
Actual
FY 2009
Actual
FY 2010
Actual
FY 2011
Target
FY 2011
Actual
GOAL 1: Optimize Patent Quality and Timeliness
Average First Action Pendency 25.3 25.6 25.8 25.7 23.0 28.01
Not Met
Average Total Pendency 31.9 32.2 34.6 35.3 34.5 33.71
Met
Final Disposition Compliance Rate N/A N/A 94.4% 96.3% 95.6%-96.5% 95.4%2
Met
In-Process Examination Compliance Rate N/A N/A 93.6% 94.9% 94.6%-95.6% 95.2%
Met
Patent Applications Filed Electronically 49.3% 71.7% 82.4% 89.5% 92.0% 93.1%3
Met
GOAL 2: Optimize Trademark Quality and Timeliness
Average First Action Pendency 2.9 3.0 2.7 3.0 2.5 to 3.5 3.1
Met
Average Total Pendency 13.4 11.8 11.2 10.5 12.5 10.5
Met
First Action Compliance Rate 95.9% 95.8% 96.4% 96.6% 95.5% 96.5%
Met
Final Compliance Rate N/A N/A 97.6% 96.8% 97.0% 97.0%
Met
Trademark Applications Processed Electronically N/A N/A 62.0% 68.1% 68.0% 73.0%
Met
GOAL 3: Provide Domestic and Global Leadership to Improve Intellectual Property Policy, Protection and Enforcement Worldwide

Percentage of prioritized countries that have implemented at least 75% of action steps in the country-specific action plans toward progress along following dimensions:

  1. Institutional improvements of IP office administration for advancing IPR
  2. Institutional improvements of IP enforcement entities
  3. Improvements in IP laws and regulations
  4. Establishment of government-to-government cooperative mechanisms
N/A N/A N/A 75% 75% 100%1
Met
Percentage of foreign officials trained who have initiated or implemented a positive change in the IP systems in their organizations and/or countries N/A N/A N/A N/A Baseline 4

Notes:

The performance result of a given measure is either Met (100 percent or greater of target), Slightly Below (95 to 99 percent of the target), or Not Met (below 95 percent of target).

N/A: Denotes new performance measures where data was not available.

1: The FY 2011 DOC PAR reported preliminary data for this measure. (back to text)

2: Within the target range of 95.6%–96.5% considering the margin of error of +/- 0.8%. (back to text)

3: This is preliminary data and is expected to be final by December 2011 and will be reported in the fiscal year (FY) 2012 PAR. (back to text)

4: FY 2011 is a baseline year for this new measure. A target will be assigned after baseline data has been analyzed, and actuals reported subsequently in FY 2012. (back to text)

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Last Modified: 01/03/2012 14:04:42