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FY 2014 Process Production Report

FISCAL YEAR 2014

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

Patent Trial and Appeal Board FY13 Actual FY14 Oct. FY14 Nov. FY14 Dec. FY14 Jan. FY14 Feb. FY14 Mar. FY14 Apr. FY14 May. FY14 Jun. FY14 Jul. FY14 Aug. FY14 Sep. FY14 Actual
CONTESTED CASES
Inter Partes Review
Petitions Filed
Monthly
 
77
89
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
533
77
166
166
166
166
166
166
166
166
166
166
166
166
 
Trials Instituted
Monthly
 
18
32
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
169
18
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
Trials Not Instituted
Monthly
 
5
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
25
5
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
 
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
6
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
39
6
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
469
535
599
599
599
599
599
599
599
599
599
599
599
599
Transitional Program for Covered Business Method
Petitions Filed
Monthly
 
19
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
56
19
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
37
 
Trials Instituted
Monthly
 
4
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
14
4
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
Trials Not Instituted
Monthly
 
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
 
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
49
65
83
83
83
83
83
83
83
83
83
83
83
83
Post Grant Review
Petitions Filed
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 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
0
0
0
0
0
Derivation Proceedings
Petitions Filed
Monthly
 
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
1
0
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
 
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
1
1
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
Interferences
Cases Declared
Monthly
 
5
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
50
5
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
 
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
3
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
52
3
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
51
53
47
47
47
47
47
47
47
47
47
47
47
47
Ex-Parte Reexam Appeals
Cases Received
Monthly
 
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
109
1
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
5
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
107
5
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
24
20
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
Inter Partes Reexam Appeals
Cases Received
Monthly
 
16
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
223
16
32
32
32
32
32
32
32
32
32
32
32
32
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
19
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
182
19
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
105
102
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
Ex Parte Appeals*
Cases Received
Monthly
 
714
709
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
10758
714
1423
1423
1423
1423
1423
1423
1423
1423
1423
1423
1423
1423
Cases Disposed
Monthly
 
820
760
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Year-to-date
11934
820
1580
1580
1580
1580
1580
1580
1580
1580
1580
1580
1580
1580
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
25308
25202
25151
25151
25151
25151
25151
25151
25151
25151
25151
25151
25151
25151
                             

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

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