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FY 2010 September Ex Parte OG Report

FISCAL YEAR 2010

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

FY 2010 Monthly Dispositions - September 2010


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
9-1-10 to 9-30-10
707
106
64
12
44
0
3
1
124
689
-18
3.9
1700
9-1-10 to 9-30-10
2177
214
99
9
56
0
6
4
174
2217
40
12.4
2100
9-1-10 to 9-30-10
3174
146
62
16
30
0
2
2
112
3208
34
18.0
2400
9-1-10 to 9-30-10
2422
152
46
11
34
0
12
0
103
2471
49
13.8
2600
9-1-10 to 9-30-10
1897
96
28
12
28
0
6
0
74
1919
22
10.8
2800
9-1-10 to 9-30-10
1348
62
32
2
8
0
3
0
45
1365
17
7.6
2900
9-1-10 to 9-30-10
32
4
3
0
2
0
0
0
5
31
-1
0.2
3600
9-1-10 to 9-30-10
2877
213
67
28
43
0
8
4
150
2940
63
16.5
3700
9-1-10 to 9-30-10
2842
162
28
12
48
0
5
4
97
2907
65
16.3
3900*
9-1-10 to 9-30-10
107
29
11
12
7
0
2
0
32
104
-3
0.6
Board Totals
 
17583
1184
440
114
300
0
47
15
916
17851
268
100.0

FY 2010 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
10-1-09 to 9-30-10
734
970
510
114
333
0
15
43
1015
689
-45
3.9
1700
10-1-09 to 9-30-10
1610
2013
812
124
416
2
24
28
1406
2217
607
12.4
2100
10-1-09 to 9-30-10
2908
1668
734
200
374
0
35
25
1368
3208
300
18.0
2400
10-1-09 to 9-30-10
1511
1438
202
56
130
0
75
15
478
2471
960
13.8
2600
10-1-09 to 9-30-10
1213
1198
226
76
157
0
20
13
492
1919
706
10.8
2800
10-1-09 to 9-30-10
896
868
229
59
92
0
15
4
399
1365
469
7.6
2900
10-1-09 to 9-30-10
24
23
5
0
9
0
1
1
16
31
7
0.2
3600
10-1-09 to 9-30-10
1986
2151
514
212
334
1
104
32
1197
2940
954
16.5
3700
10-1-09 to 9-30-10
1619
2052
249
153
277
0
66
19
764
2907
1288
16.3
3900*
10-1-09 to 9-30-10
80
801
84
50
36
1
6
0
177
104
24
0.6
Board Totals
 
12581
12582
3565
1044
2158
4
361
180
7312
17851
5270
100.0


Disposition
% Decisions Fiscal Year to Date
AFFIRMED
48.8%
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
14.3%
REVERSED
29.5%
PANEL REMANDS
0.1%
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
4.9%
DISMISSED
2.5%
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 2009
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2009
ELECTRICAL - Fiscal Year 2009
MECHANICAL - Fiscal Year 2009
DESIGN - Fiscal Year 2010

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

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