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FY 2008 OG Ex Parte Report

FISCAL YEAR 2008

Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
Receipts and Dispositions by Technology Centers for Ex Parte Appeals

FY 2008 Monthly Dispositions - September 2008

TECHNOLOGY CENTER
REPORTING PERIOD
PENDING BEGINNING MONTH
APPEALS RECEIVED MONTH
AFFIRMED
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
REVERSED
PANEL REMANDS
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
DISMISSED
TOTAL
PENDING END MONTH
INCREASE OR DECREASE MONTHLY
PERCENT OF CASE MONTH
1600
9-1-08 to 9-30-08
356
103
42
13
22
1
3
6
87
372
16
9.4
1700
9-1-08 to 9-30-08
521
233
104
14
23
5
1
3
150
604
83
15.3
2100
9-1-08 to 9-30-08
1154
139
53
6
19
2
2
1
83
1210
56
30.6
2600
9-1-08 to 9-30-08
285
105
54
11
13
0
2
1
81
309
24
7.8
2800
9-1-08 to 9-30-08
242
78
44
10
20
2
0
1
77
243
1
6.1
2900
9-1-08 to 9-30-08
13
9
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
21
8
0.5
3600
9-1-08 to 9-30-08
803
131
63
25
28
1
1
1
119
815
12
20.6
3700
9-1-08 to 9-30-08
295
107
44
15
18
0
5
2
84
318
23
8.0
3900*
9-1-08 to 9-30-08
43
23
1
0
0
0
1
0
2
64
21
1.6
Board Totals
 
3712
928
405
94
144
11
15
15
684
3956
244
100.0




FY 2008 Cumulative Dispositions

TECHNOLOGY CENTER
REPORTING PERIOD
PENDING BEGINNING FISCAL YEAR
APPEALS RECEIVED FISCAL YEAR
AFFIRMED
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
REVERSED
PANEL REMANDS
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
DISMISSED
TOTAL
PENDING END FISCAL YEAR
INCREASE OR DECREASE FISCAL YEAR
PERCENT OF CASE WORKLOAD
1600
10-1-07 TO 9-30-08
258
694
317
51
159
10
12
31
580
372
114
9.4
1700
10-1-07 TO 9-30-08
266
1327
648
102
190
31
5
13
989
604
338
15.3
2100
10-1-07 TO 9-30-08
547
1481
492
103
181
28
9
5
818
1210
663
30.6
2600
10-1-07 TO 9-30-08
348
556
320
95
147
10
12
11
595
309
-39
7.8
2800
10-1-07 TO 9-30-08
254
461
285
59
100
21
4
3
472
243
-11
6.1
2900
10-1-07 TO 9-30-08
13
16
4
0
3
1
0
0
8
21
8
0.5
3600
10-1-07 TO 9-30-08
562
1096
395
159
239
21
13
16
843
815
253
20.6
3700
10-1-07 TO 9-30-08
253
681
315
99
158
14
15
15
616
318
65
8.0
3900*
10-1-07 TO 9-30-08
10
73
14
1
2
0
1
1
19
64
54
1.6
Board Totals
 
2511
6385
2790
669
1179
136
71
95
4940
3956
1445
100.0


Disposition
% Decisions Fiscal Year to Date
AFFIRMED
56.5%
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
13.5%
REVERSED
23.9%
PANEL REMANDS
2.8%
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
1.4%
DISMISSED
1.9%
TOTAL
100.0%

With the exception of a limited number of appeals involving special circumstances, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences is currently deciding appeals received at the Board as follows:

BIOTECH - Fiscal Year 2008
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2008
ELECTRICAL - Fiscal Year 2008
MECHANICAL - Fiscal Year 2008
DESIGN - Fiscal Year 2008

*Note that Technology Center 3900 is the Central Reexamination Unit.

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