FY 2010 Process Production Report

FISCAL YEAR 2010

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
Process Production Report

Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences FY09 Actual FY10 Oct. FY10 Nov. FY10 Dec. FY10 Jan. FY10 Feb. FY10 Mar. FY10 Apr. FY10 May. FY10 Jun. FY10 Jul. FY10 Aug. FY10 Sep. FY10 Actual
CONTESTED CASES
Interferences
Cases Declared
Monthly
4
7
2
5
4
4
2
3
6
5
4
6
Year-to-date
55
4
11
13
18
22
26
28
31
37
42
46
52
52
Cases Disposed
Monthly
1
4
5
8
4
7
4
3
4
2
4
4
Year-to-date
63
1
5
10
18
22
29
33
36
40
42
46
50
50
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
44
47
50
47
44
44
41
39
39
41
44
44
44
46
Ex-Parte Reexam Appeals
Cases Received
Monthly
5
2
6
18
10
7
22
22
22
9
14
21
Year-to-date
119
5
7
13
31
41
48
70
92
114
123
137
158
158
Cases Disposed
Monthly
4
11
11
9
8
14
10
14
11
11
19
27
Year-to-date
109
4
15
26
35
43
57
67
81
92
103
122
149
149
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
65
66
57
52
61
63
56
68
76
87
85
80
74
74
Inter Partes Reexam Appeals
Cases Received
Monthly
0
1
7
3
1
1
0
5
13
4
1
8
Year-to-date
15
0
1
8
11
12
13
13
18
31
35
36
44
44
Cases Disposed
Monthly
0
1
0
4
0
1
2
4
2
4
6
6
Year-to-date
10
0
1
1
5
5
6
8
12
14
18
24
30
30
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
9
9
9
16
15
16
16
14
15
26
26
21
23
23
Ex Parte Appeals*
Cases Received
Monthly
666
758
733
1042
781
1242
1562
1195
1175
1112
959
1155
Year-to-date
15344
666
1424
2157
3199
3980
5222
6784
7979
9154
10266
11225
12380
12380
Cases Disposed
Monthly
386
477
495
552
518
810
559
607
645
532
669
883
Year-to-date
6734
386
863
1358
1910
2428
3238
3797
4404
5049
5581
6250
7133
7133
Cases Pending
Year-to-date
12507
12787
13068
13306
13796
14059
14491
15494
16082
16612
17192
17482
17754
17754

* Ex parte appeals of applications for patents, not including ex parte reexamination or inter partes reexamination appeals.

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