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FY 2013 December 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 - December 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
12-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
1228
56
45
4
18
0
0
4
71
1213
-15
4.6
1700
12-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
2624
126
89
10
47
0
0
3
149
2601
-23
9.8
2100
12-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
4077
78
62
16
20
0
2
2
102
4053
-24
15.2
2400
12-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
4107
134
61
13
17
0
4
3
98
4143
36
15.6
2600
12-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
3326
78
69
13
25
0
0
1
108
3296
-30
12.4
2800
12-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
2219
49
46
9
18
0
0
1
74
2194
-25
8.2
2900
12-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
81
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
2
81
0
0.3
3600
12-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
4684
156
50
23
67
0
1
5
146
4694
10
17.6
3700
12-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
4279
112
52
19
68
0
0
0
139
4252
-27
16.0
3900*
12-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
114
12
9
7
8
0
0
1
25
101
-13
0.4
Board Totals
 
26739
803
485
114
288
0
7
20
914
26628
-111
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 12-31-2012
1210
184
103
17
46
0
1
14
181
1213
3
4.6
1700
10-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
2595
435
249
36
138
0
1
5
429
2601
6
9.8
2100
10-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
4048
331
197
44
76
0
4
5
326
4053
5
15.2
2400
10-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
4056
410
213
32
63
0
12
3
323
4143
87
15.6
2600
10-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
3309
270
182
38
59
0
0
4
283
3296
-13
12.4
2800
12-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
2182
188
110
22
41
0
1
2
176
2194
12
8.2
2900
10-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
78
7
2
0
2
0
0
0
4
81
3
0.3
3600
10-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
4694
461
192
79
173
0
6
11
461
4694
0
17.6
3700
10-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
4303
415
175
87
194
0
1
9
466
4525
-51
16.0
3900*
10-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
95
71
34
16
12
0
1
2
65
101
6
0.4
Board Totals
 
26570
2772
1457
371
804
0
27
55
2714
26628
58
100.0


Disposition
% Decisions Fiscal Year to Date
AFFIRMED
53.7%
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
13.7%
REVERSED
29.6%
PANEL REMANDS
0.0%
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
1.0%
DISMISSED
2.0%
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 2011
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2011
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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