FY 2003 Ex Parte OG Report

FISCAL YEAR 2003

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

FY 2003 Monthly Dispositions - September 2003

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
9-1-03 to 9-30-03
424
22
32
9
33
9
1
0
84
362
-62
18.4
1700
9-1-03 to 9-30-03
224
24
63
9
26
7
0
0
105
143
-81
7.3
2100
9-1-03 to 9-30-03
430
14
10
5
24
3
1
1
44
400
-30
20.3
2600
9-1-03 to 9-30-03
503
24
17
4
25
4
3
0
53
474
-29
24.1
2800
9-1-03 to 9-30-03
256
52
40
4
29
6
1
3
83
225
-31
11.4
2900
9-1-03 to 9-30-03
4
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
3
2
-2
0.1
3600
9-1-03 to 9-30-03
255
27
19
9
31
3
2
3
67
215
-40
10.9
3700
9-1-03 to 9-30-03
218
11
32
10
32
8
0
0
82
147
-71
7.5
Board Totals
2314
175
213
50
203
40
8
7
521
1968
-346
100.0




FY 2003 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
10-1-02 TO 9-30-03
463
445
165
47
255
42
19
18
546
362
-101
18.4
1700
10-1-02 TO 9-30-03
654
523
598
90
250
62
24
10
1034
143
-511
7.3
2100
10-1-02 TO 9-30-03
425
293
92
33
148
11
30
4
318
400
-25
20.3
2600
10-1-02 TO 9-30-03
575
351
123
58
197
18
46
10
452
474
-101
24.1
2800
10-1-02 TO 9-30-03
483
299
212
61
209
28
38
9
557
225
-258
11.4
2900
10-1-02 TO 9-30-03
5
25
13
0
14
0
1
0
28
2
-3
0.1
3600
10-1-02 TO 9-30-03
244
415
90
62
212
31
43
6
444
215
-29
10.9
3700
10-1-02 TO 9-30-03
241
370
118
62
219
30
31
4
464
147
-94
7.5
Board Totals
3090
2721
1411
413
1504
222
232
61
3843
1968
-1122
100.0


Disposition
% Decisions Fiscal Year to Date
AFFIRMED
36.7%
MODIFIED*
10.7%
REVERSED
39.1%
PANEL REMANDS
5.8%
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
6.0%
DISMISSED
1.6%
TOTAL
100.0%

* Affirmed-in-Part

Of the 1968 pending appeals, 1796 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 2002
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2003
ELECTRICAL - Fiscal Year 2002
MECHANICAL - Fiscal Year 2003
DESIGN - Fiscal Year 2003

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