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FY 2012 July Ex Parte OG Report

FISCAL YEAR 2012

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

FY 2012 Monthly Dispositions - July 2012


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
7-1-2012 to 7-31-2012
1156
62
21
1
12
0
0
1
35
1183
27
4.4
1700
7-1-2012 to 7-31-2012
2833
140
104
19
67
0
1
4
195
2778
-55
10.4
2100
7-1-2012 to 7-31-2012
4029
139
65
13
50
0
0
1
129
4039
10
15.1
2400
7-1-2012 to 7-31-2012
4051
130
57
11
35
0
0
3
106
4075
24
15.2
2600
7-1-2012 to 7-31-2012
3268
114
51
8
25
0
2
4
90
3292
24
12.3
2800
7-1-2012 to 7-31-2012
2139
71
30
6
13
0
2
2
53
2157
18
8.0
2900
7-1-2012 to 7-31-2012
70
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
69
-1
0.3
3600
7-1-2012 to 7-31-2012
4677
152
55
23
34
0
2
3
117
4172
35
17.6
3700
7-1-2012 to 7-31-2012
4453
151
61
40
74
0
2
1
178
4426
-27
16.5
3900*
7-1-2012 to 7-31-2012
98
29
16
4
3
0
0
0
23
104
6
0.4
Board Totals
 
26774
988
460
125
314
0
9
19
927
26835
61
100.0

FY 2012 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
10-1-2011 to 7-31-2012
846
788
232
33
150
0
10
26
451
1183
337
4.4
1700
10-1-2011 to 7-31-2012
2901
1445
807
157
557
1
14
32
1568
2778
-123
10.4
2100
10-1-2011 to 7-31-2012
3880
1338
626
173
354
0
9
17
1179
4039
159
15.1
2400
10-1-2011 to 7-31-2012
3388
1486
433
120
219
0
11
16
799
4075
687
15.2
2600
10-1-2011 to 7-31-2012
2749
1229
407
81
174
0
8
16
686
3292
543
12.3
2800
10-1-2011 to 7-31-2012
1883
755
288
64
116
0
6
7
481
2157
274
8.0
2900
10-1-2011 to 7-31-2012
57
23
3
0
8
0
0
0
11
69
12
0.3
3600
10-1-2011 to 7-31-2012
4071
1834
497
239
378
0
44
35
1193
4712
641
17.6
3700
10-1-2011 to 7-31-2012
4180
1686
477
238
650
0
27
48
1440
4426
246
16.5
3900*
10-1-2011 to 7-31-2012
85
244
114
60
41
1
9
0
225
104
19
0.4
Board Totals
 
24040
10828
3884
1165
2647
2
138
197
8033
26835
2795
100.0


Disposition
% Decisions Fiscal Year to Date
AFFIRMED
48.4%
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
14.5%
REVERSED
33.0%
PANEL REMANDS
0.0%
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
1.7%
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 2011
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2010
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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