FY 2012 Performance Measures

FISCAL YEAR 2012

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Performance Measures 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr FY12 Cumulative
APPEAL PENDENCY MEASURES
Pendency of decided appeals from Appeal number assignment date to decision date (average number of months) 21 23 23 23
Pendency of decided appeals from Notice of Appeal (average number of months) 35 36 37 36
INTERFERENCE PENDENCY MEASURES
Pendency of terminated Interferences (average number of months) 7 11 7 11 9
Interferences Terminated in less than 2 years (% of Interferences Terminated) 100.0% 88.0% 93.0% 93.0% 94.0%