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FY 2013 Process Production Report

FISCAL YEAR 2013

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Process Production Report

Patent Trial and Appeal Board FY12 Actual FY13 Oct. FY13 Nov. FY13 Dec. FY13 Jan. FY13 Feb. FY13 Mar. FY13 Apr. FY13 May. FY13 Jun. FY13 Jul. FY13 Aug. FY13 Sep. FY13 Actual
CONTESTED CASES
Inter Partes Review
Petitions Filed
Monthly
 
24
24
32
25
30
38
27
45
65
69
62
75
 
Year-to-date
17
41
65
97
122
152
190
217
262
327
396
458
533
533
 
Trials Instituted
Monthly
 
0
0
1
3
9
23
13
37
18
23
23
19
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
1
4
13
36
49
86
104
127
150
169
169
Trials Not Instituted
Monthly
 
0
0
0
0
1
0
4
2
1
3
11
3
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
5
7
8
11
22
25
25
 
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
3
2
26
3
2
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
3
6
8
34
37
39
39
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
17
41
65
97
122
150
186
209
249
311
351
399
469
469
Transitional Program for Covered Business Method
Petitions Filed
Monthly
 
5
2
0
0
0
2
4
7
8
3
9
8
 
Year-to-date
8
13
15
15
15
15
17
21
28
36
39
48
56
56
 
Trials Instituted
Monthly
 
0
0
0
5
3
3
0
0
1
0
0
2
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
5
8
11
11
11
12
12
12
14
14
Trials Not Instituted
Monthly
 
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
 
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
1
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
3
4
4
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
8
13
15
15
15
13
14
18
25
32
33
42
49
49
Post Grant Review
Petitions Filed
Monthly
 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
 
Trials Instituted
Monthly
 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Trials Not Instituted
Monthly
 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
 
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Derivation Proceedings
Petitions Filed
Monthly
 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
 
Trials Instituted
Monthly
 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Trials Not Instituted
Monthly
 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
Interferences
Cases Declared
Monthly
 
3
2
1
3
1
4
11
6
1
3
8
7
 
Year-to-date
56
3
5
6
9
10
14
25
31
32
35
43
50
50
 
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
10
8
4
3
1
2
6
2
4
7
2
3
 
Year-to-date
62
10
18
22
25
26
28
34
36
40
47
49
52
52
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
53
46
40
37
37
37
39
44
48
45
41
47
51
51
Ex-Parte Reexam Appeals
Cases Received
Monthly
 
10
11
5
13
7
4
7
11
13
4
12
12
 
Year-to-date
115
10
21
26
39
46
50
57
68
81
85
97
109
109
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
2
12
13
7
7
11
11
13
6
8
11
6
 
Year-to-date
119
2
14
27
34
41
52
63
76
82
90
101
107
107
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
22
30
29
21
27
27
20
16
14
21
17
18
24
24
Inter Partes Reexam Appeals
Cases Received
Monthly
 
29
10
7
19
17
16
10
18
27
35
14
21
 
Year-to-date
162
29
39
46
65
82
98
108
126
153
188
202
223
223
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
10
17
13
17
10
10
10
21
16
8
19
31
 
Year-to-date
149
10
27
40
57
67
77
87
108
124
132
151
182
182
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
64
83
76
70
72
79
85
85
82
93
120
115
105
105
Ex Parte Appeals*
Cases Received
Monthly
 
1083
826
791
998
997
644
1173
821
800
1009
838
778
 
Year-to-date
12433
1083
1909
2700
3698
4695
5339
6512
7333
8133
9142
9980
10758
10758
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
819
941
889
1059
1012
1199
948
931
1023
946
1000
1167
 
Year-to-date
9912
819
1760
2649
3708
4720
5919
6867
7798
8821
9767
10767
11934
11934
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
26484
26748
26633
26535
26474
26459
25904
26129
26019
25796
25859
25697
25308
25308
 

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

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