FY 2004 Ex Parte OG Report

FISCAL YEAR 2004

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

FY 2004 Monthly Dispositions - September 2004

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
9-1-04 to 9-30-04
222
47
26
4
22
2
2
5
61
208
-14
21.1
1700
9-1-04 to 9-30-04
114
51
58
7
21
4
1
0
91
74
-40
7.5
2100
9-1-04 to 9-30-04
300
47
29
15
44
5
3
1
97
250
-50
25.4
2600
9-1-04 to 9-30-04
205
13
19
16
34
1
1
0
71
147
-58
14.9
2800
9-1-04 to 9-30-04
77
15
16
5
11
3
0
0
35
57
-20
5.8
2900
9-1-04 to 9-30-04
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
4
-1
0.4
3600
9-1-04 to 9-30-04
237
47
26
13
33
3
3
0
78
206
-31
20.9
3700
9-1-04 to 9-30-04
50
11
5
7
9
1
0
0
22
39
-11
4.0
Board Totals
1210
231
179
67
174
20
10
6
456
985
-225
100.0




FY 2004 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
10-1-03 TO 9-30-04
362
347
166
35
164
58
20
58
501
208
-154
21.1
1700
10-1-03 TO 9-30-04
143
385
290
26
96
24
13
5
454
74
-69
7.5
2100
10-1-03 TO 9-30-04
400
360
124
58
227
71
29
1
510
250
-150
25.4
2600
10-1-03 TO 9-30-04
474
259
184
93
263
18
24
4
586
147
-327
14.9
2800
10-1-03 TO 9-30-04
225
220
173
53
127
19
12
4
388
57
-168
5.8
2900
10-1-03 TO 9-30-04
2
18
6
0
8
2
0
0
16
4
2
0.4
3600
10-1-03 TO 9-30-04
215
538
184
73
216
52
19
3
547
206
-9
20.9
3700
10-1-03 TO 9-30-04
147
342
155
63
189
35
3
5
450
39
-108
4.0
Board Totals
1968
2469
1282
401
1290
279
120
80
3452
985
-983
100.0


Disposition
% Decisions Fiscal Year to Date
AFFIRMED
37.1%
MODIFIED*
11.6%
REVERSED
37.4%
PANEL REMANDS
8.1%
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
3.5%
DISMISSED
2.3%
TOTAL
100.0%

* Affirmed-in-Part

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 2003
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2004
ELECTRICAL - Fiscal Year 2003
MECHANICAL - Fiscal Year 2004
DESIGN - Fiscal Year 2004

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