FY 2002 Ex Parte OG Report

FISCAL YEAR 2002

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

FY 2002 Monthly Dispositions - September 2002

TECHNOLOGY CENTER
REPORTING PERIOD
PENDING BEGINNING MONTH
APPEALS RECEIVED MONTH
AFFIRMED
MODIFIED*
REVERSED
PANEL REMANDS
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
DISMISSED
TOTAL
PENDING END MONTH
INCREASE OR DECREASE MONTHLY
PERCENT OF CASE MONTH
1600
9-1-02 to 9-30-02
527
14
17
9
36
8
5
3
78
463
-64
15.0
1700
9-1-02 to 9-30-02
864
75
143
26
80
26
5
5
285
654
-210
21.2
2100
9-1-02 to 9-30-02
439
28
9
7
15
3
8
0
42
425
-14
13.8
2600
9-1-02 to 9-30-02
609
34
7
10
38
3
8
2
68
575
-34
18.6
2800
9-1-02 to 9-30-02
535
28
25
12
34
3
6
0
80
483
-52
15.6
2900
9-1-02 to 9-30-02
6
3
3
0
0
0
1
0
4
5
-1
0.2
3600
9-1-02 to 9-30-02
259
45
10
7
27
3
11
2
60
244
-15
7.9
3700
9-1-02 to 9-30-02
291
42
14
23
42
5
8
0
92
241
-50
7.8
Board Totals
3530
269
228
94
272
51
52
12
709
3090
-440
100.0




FY 2002 Cumulative Dispositions

TECHNOLOGY CENTER
REPORTING PERIOD
PENDING BEGINNING FISCAL YEAR
APPEALS RECEIVED FISCAL YEAR
AFFIRMED
MODIFIED*
REVERSED
PANEL REMANDS
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
DISMISSED
TOTAL
PENDING END FISCAL YEAR
INCREASE OR DECREASE FISCAL YEAR
PERCENT OF CASE WORKLOAD
1600
10-1-01 TO 9-30-02
781
315
167
36
285
84
37
24
633
463
-318
15.0
1700
10-1-01 TO 9-30-02
1583
678
713
110
451
117
183
33
1607
654
-929
21.2
2100
10-1-01 TO 9-30-02
543
305
101
34
167
15
102
4
423
425
-118
13.8
2600
10-1-01 TO 9-30-02
678
524
125
76
266
27
126
7
627
575
-103
18.6
2800
10-1-01 TO 9-30-02
872
365
206
86
273
19
162
8
754
483
-389
15.6
2900
10-1-01 TO 9-30-02
10
18
13
0
6
1
3
0
23
5
-5
0.2
3600
10-1-01 TO 9-30-02
230
422
80
52
184
27
57
8
408
244
14
7.9
3700
10-1-01 TO 9-30-02
353
498
117
77
269
39
100
8
610
241
-112
7.8
Board Totals
5050
3125
1522
471
1901
329
770
92
5085
3090
-1960
100.0


% Decisions-Fiscal Year to Date
AFFD
MODIFIED*
REV
PANEL REMANDS
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
DISM
29.9
9.3
37.4
6.5
15.1
1.8

* Affirmed-in-Part

Of the 3090 pending appeals, 2387 are currently assigned to administrative patent judge dockets.
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 2001
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2000
ELECTRICAL - Fiscal Year 2000
MECHANICAL - Fiscal Year 2002
DESIGN - Fiscal Year 2002

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