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FY 2011 April Ex Parte OG Report

FISCAL YEAR 2011

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

FY 2011 Monthly Dispositions - April 2011


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
4-1-2011 to 4-30-2011
779
82
23
3
13
0
0
3
42
819
40
3.7
1700
4-1-2011 to 4-30-2011
2689
168
43
12
33
0
0
2
90
2767
78
12.6
2100
4-1-2011 to 4-30-2011
3632
164
41
13
17
0
1
1
73
3723
91
17.0
2400
4-1-2011 to 4-30-2011
2905
180
32
4
19
0
3
1
59
3026
121
13.8
2600
4-1-2011 to 4-30-2011
2315
114
15
4
10
0
1
0
30
2399
84
10.9
2800
4-1-2011 to 4-30-2011
1576
92
9
6
5
0
1
0
21
1647
71
7.5
2900
4-1-2011 to 4-30-2011
39
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
40
1
0.2
3600
4-1-2011 to 4-30-2011
3500
236
23
6
24
0
5
4
62
3674
174
16.7
3700
4-1-2011 to 4-30-2011
3653
172
20
12
22
0
1
2
57
3768
115
17.2
3900*
4-1-2011 to 4-30-2011
82
15
7
2
0
0
0
1
10
87
5
0.4
Board Totals
 
21170
1225
213
62
143
0
13
14
445
21950
780
100.0

FY 2011 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
10-1-2010 to 4-30-2011
689
571
254
29
131
0
10
17
441
819
130
3.7
1700
10-1-2010 to 4-30-2011
2217
1299
397
67
252
0
18
15
749
2767
550
12.6
2100
10-1-2010 to 4-30-2011
3208
1004
260
71
126
0
15
17
489
3723
515
17.0
2400
10-1-2010 to 4-30-2011
2471
996
238
64
115
0
16
8
441
3026
555
13.8
2600
10-1-2010 to 4-30-2011
1919
775
148
36
87
0
15
9
295
2399
480
10.9
2800
10-1-2010 to 4-30-2011
1365
509
109
35
69
0
12
2
227
1647
282
7.5
2900
10-1-2010 to 4-30-2011
31
10
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
40
9
0.2
3600
10-1-2010 to 4-30-2011
2940
1446
304
124
232
0
22
30
712
3674
734
16.7
3700
10-1-2010 to 4-30-2011
2907
1402
173
76
252
0
17
23
541
3768
861
17.2
3900*
10-1-2010 to 4-30-2011
104
130
91
27
26
0
2
1
147
87
-17
0.4
Board Totals
 
17851
8142
1974
529
1290
0
128
122
4043
21950
4099
100.0


Disposition
% Decisions Fiscal Year to Date
AFFIRMED
48.8%
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
13.1%
REVERSED
31.9%
PANEL REMANDS
0.0%
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
3.2%
DISMISSED
3.0%
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 2010
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2009
ELECTRICAL - Fiscal Year 2009
MECHANICAL - Fiscal Year 2009
DESIGN - Fiscal Year 2011

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

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