FY 2011 September Ex Parte OG Report

FISCAL YEAR 2011

Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
Receipts and Dispositions by Technology Centers for Ex Parte Appeals

FY 2011 Monthly Dispositions - September 2011


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
9-1-2011 to 9-30-2011
859
69
42
9
25
1
2
3
82
846
-13
3.5
1700
9-1-2011 to 9-30-2011
2940
166
109
20
71
0
2
3
205
2901
-39
12.1
2100
9-1-2011 to 9-30-2011
3880
112
56
20
34
0
2
0
112
3880
0
16.1
2400
9-1-2011 to 9-30-2011
3326
134
32
13
24
0
1
2
72
3388
62
14.1
2600
9-1-2011 to 9-30-2011
2681
117
23
9
14
0
2
1
49
2749
68
11.4
2800
9-1-2011 to 9-30-2011
1856
71
27
4
11
0
0
2
44
1883
27
7.8
2900
9-1-2011 to 9-30-2011
58
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
57
-1
0.2
3600
9-1-2011 to 9-30-2011
4048
155
55
23
45
0
5
4
132
4071
23
16.9
3700
9-1-2011 to 9-30-2011
4152
148
37
23
53
0
3
4
120
4180
28
17.4
3900*
9-1-2011 to 9-30-2011
105
12
17
9
6
0
0
0
32
85
-20
0.4
Board Totals
23905
984
399
130
283
1
17
19
849
24040
135
100.0

FY 2011 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
10-1-2010 to 9-30-2011
689
968
453
60
244
1
15
38
811
846
157
3.5
1700
10-1-2010 to 9-30-2011
2217
2146
759
129
510
0
31
33
1462
2901
684
12.1
2100
10-1-2010 to 9-30-2011
3208
1657
513
154
272
0
22
24
985
3880
672
16.1
2400
10-1-2010 to 9-30-2011
2471
1728
412
123
229
0
29
18
811
3388
917
14.1
2600
10-1-2010 to 9-30-2011
1919
1336
264
64
138
0
26
14
506
2749
830
11.4
2800
10-1-2010 to 9-30-2011
1365
940
216
51
122
0
20
13
422
1883
518
7.8
2900
10-1-2010 to 9-30-2011
31
31
2
0
2
0
1
0
5
57
26
0.2
3600
10-1-2010 to 9-30-2011
2940
2402
525
217
422
1
51
55
1271
4071
1131
16.9
3700
10-1-2010 to 9-30-2011
2907
2295
324
183
440
0
29
46
1022
4180
1273
17.4
3900*
10-1-2010 to 9-30-2011
104
237
144
64
43
0
3
2
256
85
-19
0.4
Board Totals
17851
13740
3612
1045
2422
2
227
243
7551
24040
6189
100.0


Disposition
% Decisions Fiscal Year to Date
AFFIRMED
47.8%
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
13.8%
REVERSED
32.1%
PANEL REMANDS
0.0%
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
3.0%
DISMISSED
3.2%
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 2010
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2009
ELECTRICAL - Fiscal Year 2009
MECHANICAL - Fiscal Year 2009
DESIGN - Fiscal Year 2010

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

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