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FY 2012 Process Production Report

FISCAL YEAR 2012

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

Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences FY11 Actual FY12 Oct. FY12 Nov. FY12 Dec. FY12 Jan. FY12 Feb. FY12 Mar. FY12 Apr. FY12 May. FY12 Jun. FY12 Jul. FY12 Aug. FY12 Sep. FY12 Actual
CONTESTED CASES
Interferences
Cases Declared
Monthly
 
7
4
6
5
4
6
6
5
3
3
0
0
 
Year-to-date
64
7
11
17
22
26
32
38
43
46
49
49
49
49
 
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
3
10
4
6
7
3
7
4
3
4
0
0
 
Year-to-date
51
3
13
17
23
30
33
40
44
47
51
51
51
51
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
59
63
57
59
58
55
58
57
58
58
57
57
57
57
Ex-Parte Reexam Appeals
Cases Received
Monthly
 
16
7
11
5
8
7
4
13
11
15
0
0
 
Year-to-date
125
16
23
34
39
47
54
58
71
82
97
97
97
97
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
4
9
26
12
7
7
8
7
8
16
0
0
 
Year-to-date
173
4
13
39
51
58
65
73
80
88
104
104
104
104
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
26
38
36
21
14
15
15
11
17
20
19
19
19
19
Inter Partes Reexam Appeals
Cases Received
Monthly
 
17
18
17
18
10
8
15
8
22
15
0
0
 
Year-to-date
114
17
35
52
70
80
88
103
111
133
148
148
148
148
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
5
7
7
21
13
21
18
7
17
7
0
0
 
Year-to-date
86
5
12
19
40
53
74
92
99
116
123
123
123
123
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
51
63
74
84
81
78
65
62
63
68
76
76
76
76
Ex Parte Appeals*
Cases Received
Monthly
 
1267
1083
807
921
1301
1343
1015
939
949
958
0
0
 
Year-to-date
13501
1267
2350
3157
4078
5379
6722
7737
8676
9625
10583
10583
10583
10583
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
541
625
620
757
856
911
751
928
913
904
0
0
 
Year-to-date
7292
541
1166
1786
2543
3399
4310
5061
5989
6902
7806
7806
7806
7806
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
23963
24689
25147
25334
25498
25943
26375
26639
26650
26686
26740
26740
26740
26740

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

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