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FY 2011 Process Production Report

FISCAL YEAR 2011

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

Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences FY10 Actual FY11 Oct. FY11 Nov. FY11 Dec. FY11 Jan. FY11 Feb. FY11 Mar. FY11 Apr. FY11 May. FY11 Jun. FY11 Jul. FY11 Aug. FY11 Sep. FY11 Actual
CONTESTED CASES
Interferences
Cases Declared
Monthly
 
3
5
1
2
4
3
6
7
5
6
8
14
 
Year-to-date
52
3
8
9
11
15
18
24
31
36
42
50
64
64
 
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
3
5
6
3
7
6
1
3
4
4
4
5
 
Year-to-date
50
3
8
14
17
24
30
31
34
38
42
46
51
51
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
46
46
46
41
40
37
34
39
43
44
46
50
59
59
Ex-Parte Reexam Appeals
Cases Received
Monthly
 
13
7
9
11
12
12
8
13
15
9
10
6
 
Year-to-date
158
13
20
29
40
52
64
72
85
100
109
119
125
125
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
27
11
16
26
6
20
9
8
11
9
10
20
 
Year-to-date
149
27
38
54
80
86
106
115
123
134
143
153
173
173
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
74
60
56
49
34
40
32
31
36
40
40
40
26
26
Inter Partes Reexam Appeals
Cases Received
Monthly
 
5
4
15
9
5
14
7
10
8
26
5
6
 
Year-to-date
44
5
9
24
33
38
52
59
69
77
103
108
114
114
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
2
4
4
3
3
16
3
10
16
7
6
12
 
Year-to-date
30
2
6
10
13
16
32
35
45
61
68
74
86
86
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
23
26
26
37
43
45
43
47
47
39
58
57
51
51
Ex Parte Appeals*
Cases Received
Monthly
 
1213
1132
1220
1029
1000
1207
1210
1073
1234
1067
1144
972
 
Year-to-date
12380
1213
2345
3565
4594
5594
6801
8011
9084
10318
11385
12529
13501
13501
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
443
506
521
566
608
816
433
586
664
580
752
817
 
Year-to-date
7133
443
949
1470
2036
2644
3460
3893
4479
5143
5723
6475
7292
7292
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
17754
18524
19150
19849
20312
20704
21095
21872
22359
22929
23416
23808
23963
23963

* Ex parte appeals of applications for patents, not including ex parte reexamination or inter partes reexamination appeals.

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