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FY 2012 September Ex Parte OG Report

FISCAL YEAR 2012

Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Receipts and Dispositions by Technology Centers for Ex Parte Appeals

FY 2012 Monthly Dispositions - September 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
9-1-2012 to 9-30-2012
1214
62
28
11
21
0
0
6
66
1210
-4
4.6
1700
9-1-2012 to 9-30-2012
2714
102
136
17
63
0
4
1
221
2595
-119
9.8
2100
9-1-2012 to 9-30-2012
4059
119
71
26
33
0
0
0
130
4048
-11
15.2
2400
9-1-2012 to 9-30-2012
4095
106
93
19
30
0
0
3
145
4056
-39
15.3
2600
9-1-2012 to 9-30-2012
3340
78
66
9
32
0
1
1
109
3309
-31
12.5
2800
9-1-2012 to 9-30-2012
2186
55
32
8
17
0
0
2
59
2182
-4
8.2
2900
9-1-2012 to 9-30-2012
71
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
78
7
0.3
3600
9-1-2012 to 9-30-2012
4731
141
67
32
77
0
0
2
178
4694
-37
17.7
3700
9-1-2012 to 9-30-2012
4376
124
87
39
71
0
0
0
197
4303
-73
16.2
3900*
9-1-2012 to 9-30-2012
88
23
6
6
4
0
0
0
16
95
7
0.4
Board Totals
 
26874
817
586
167
348
0
5
15
1121
26570
-304
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 9-30-2012
846
926
286
47
185
0
11
33
562
1210
364
4.6
1700
10-1-2011 to 9-30-2012
2901
1691
1077
187
677
1
20
35
1997
2595
-306
9.8
2100
10-1-2011 to 9-30-2012
3880
1594
757
213
429
0
10
17
1426
4048
168
15.0
2400
10-1-2011 to 9-30-2012
3388
1735
601
153
280
0
12
21
1067
4056
668
15.3
2600
10-1-2011 to 9-30-2012
2749
1445
525
103
228
0
11
18
885
3309
560
12.5
2800
10-1-2011 to 9-30-2012
1883
884
352
77
140
0
6
10
585
2182
299
8.2
2900
10-1-2011 to 9-30-2012
57
32
3
0
8
0
0
0
11
78
21
0.3
3600
10-1-2011 to 9-30-2012
4071
2153
634
303
506
0
47
40
1530
4694
623
17.7
3700
10-1-2011 to 9-30-2012
4180
1974
651
313
807
0
29
51
1851
4303
123
16.2
3900*
10-1-2011 to 9-30-2012
85
276
137
70
49
1
9
0
266
95
10
0.4
Board Totals
 
24040
12710
5023
1466
3309
2
155
225
10180
26570
2530
100.0


Disposition
% Decisions Fiscal Year to Date
AFFIRMED
49.3%
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
14.4%
REVERSED
32.5%
PANEL REMANDS
0.0%
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
1.5%
DISMISSED
2.2%
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 2011
ELECTRICAL - Fiscal Year 2009
MECHANICAL - Fiscal Year 2010
DESIGN - Fiscal Year 2010

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

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