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FY 2003 Process Production Report

FISCAL YEAR 2003

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
Process Production Report

Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences FY02 Actual FY03 Oct. FY03 Nov. FY03 Dec. FY03 Jan. FY03 Feb. FY03 Mar. FY03 Apr. FY03 May. FY03 Jun. FY03 Jul. FY03 Aug. FY03 Sep. FY03 Actual
Inter Partes Cases
Cases Declared
Monthly
 
8
7
7
6
6
13
14
3
7
8
3
8
 
Year-to-date
109
8
15
22
28
34
47
61
64
71
79
82
90
90
~Cases Restored to Docket
Monthly
 
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
2
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
3
3
3
3
5
5
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
20
8
9
8
5
24
17
13
13
10
6
26
 
Year-to-date
157
20
28
37
45
50
74
91
104
117
127
133
159
159
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
171
159
158
156
154
155
146
144
134
128
126
123
107
107
Ex-Parte Cases
Cases Received
Monthly
 
223
302
96
207
126
**319
268
325
307
184
189
175
 
Year-to-date
3125
223
525
621
828
954
1273
1541
1866
2173
2357
2546
2721
2721
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
*269
260
167
335
259
468
292
270
302
380
320
521
 
Year-to-date
5085
269
529
696
1031
1290
1758
2050
2320
2622
3002
3322
3843
3843
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
3090
3044
3086
3015
2887
2754
2605
2581
2636
2641
2445
2314
1968
1968

*The number of ex parte cases disposed in October 2002 was increased by one after a mid-year audit was conducted in April 2003.
**The number of ex parte cases received in March 2003 was increased by thirteen after a mid-year audit was conducted in April 2003.
~The new category under the Inter Partes Cases has been added to reflect proceedings previously removed but now restored to the docket by virtue of a granted request for reconsideration or a decision by a higher tribunal.

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