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FY 2013 August Ex Parte OG Report

FISCAL YEAR 2013

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

FY 2013 Monthly Dispositions - August 2013


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
8-1-2013 to 8-31-2013
1355
51
16
6
23
0
0
3
48
1358
3
5.2
1700
8-1-2013 to 8-31-2013
2452
134
103
17
35
0
3
4
162
2424
-28
9.4
2100
8-1-2013 to 8-31-2013
4006
108
53
16
50
0
1
0
120
3994
-12
15.5
2400
8-1-2013 to 8-31-2013
4132
111
79
21
36
0
4
0
140
4103
-29
15.9
2600
8-1-2013 to 8-31-2013
3291
103
53
12
33
0
2
3
103
3291
0
12.7
2800
8-1-2013 to 8-31-2013
2255
54
37
7
19
0
0
5
68
2241
-14
8.7
2900
8-1-2013 to 8-31-2013
83
1
4
0
0
0
0
0
4
80
-3
0.3
3600
8-1-2013 to 8-31-2013
4536
152
71
42
65
0
3
0
181
4507
-29
17.4
3700
8-1-2013 to 8-31-2013
3740
124
71
33
68
0
1
1
174
3690
-50
14.3
3900*
8-1-2013 to 8-31-2013
146
26
22
4
4
0
0
0
30
142
-4
0.5
Board Totals
 
25996
864
509
158
333
0
14
16
1030
25830
-166
100.0

FY 2013 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
10-1-2012 to 8-31-2013
1210
686
274
52
153
0
7
52
538
1358
148
5.3
1700
10-1-2012 to 8-31-2013
2595
1571
1035
138
532
1
9
27
1742
2424
-171
9.4
2100
10-1-2012 to 8-31-2013
4048
1270
785
172
343
0
14
10
1324
3994
-54
15.5
2400
10-1-2012 to 8-31-2013
4056
1352
849
160
265
2
18
11
1305
4103
47
15.9
2600
10-1-2012 to 8-31-2013
3309
1079
697
134
232
0
11
23
1097
3291
-18
12.7
2800
10-1-2012 to 8-31-2013
2182
720
407
70
157
0
9
18
661
2241
59
8.7
2900
10-1-2012 to 8-31-2013
78
21
12
0
7
0
0
0
19
80
2
0.3
3600
10-1-2012 to 8-31-2013
4694
1749
856
339
668
0
20
53
1936
4507
-187
17.4
3700
10-1-2012 to 8-31-2013
4303
1533
829
423
847
0
11
36
2146
3690
-613
14.3
3900*
10-1-2012 to 8-31-2013
95
298
152
52
35
3
5
4
251
142
47
0.5
Board Totals
 
26570
10279
5896
1540
3239
6
104
234
11019
25830
-740
100.0


Disposition
% Decisions Fiscal Year to Date
AFFIRMED
53.5%
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
14.0%
REVERSED
29.4%
PANEL REMANDS
0.1%
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
0.9%
DISMISSED
2.1%
TOTAL
100.0%

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

 

BIOTECH-Fiscal Year 2012
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2012
ELECTRICAL - Fiscal Year 2010
MECHANICAL - Fiscal Year 2010
DESIGN - Fiscal Year 2011

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

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