FY 2006 Ex Parte OG Report

FISCAL YEAR 2006

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

FY 2006 Monthly Dispositions - September 2006

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
9-1-06 to 9-30-06
140
52
21
7
25
5
0
2
60
132
-8
9.7
1700
9-1-06 to 9-30-06
331
43
62
12
27
11
0
2
114
260
-71
19.2
2100
9-1-06 to 9-30-06
241
31
30
9
23
0
1
0
63
209
-32
15.4
2600
9-1-06 to 9-30-06
83
21
16
3
13
0
0
0
32
72
-11
5.3
2800
9-1-06 to 9-30-06
127
24
16
4
8
2
0
0
30
121
-6
8.9
2900
9-1-06 to 9-30-06
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0.8
3600
9-1-06 to 9-30-06
382
48
18
13
24
1
2
0
58
372
-10
27.4
3700
9-1-06 to 9-30-06
210
20
17
14
17
2
0
0
50
180
-30
13.3
Board Totals
1525
239
180
62
137
21
3
4
407
1357
-168
100.0




FY 2006 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
10-1-05 TO 9-30-06
116
410
132
31
137
25
2
67
394
132
16
9.7
1700
10-1-05 TO 9-30-06
99
772
361
56
129
55
1
9
611
260
161
19.2
2100
10-1-05 TO 9-30-06
62
540
183
44
157
5
2
2
393
209
147
15.4
2600
10-1-05 TO 9-30-06
91
299
148
40
121
5
2
2
318
72
-19
5.3
2800
10-1-05 TO 9-30-06
84
341
157
47
91
8
1
0
304
121
37
8.9
2900
10-1-05 TO 9-30-06
19
6
5
0
7
0
0
2
14
11
-8
0.8
3600
10-1-05 TO 9-30-06
326
587
168
77
242
42
8
4
541
372
46
27.4
3700
10-1-05 TO 9-30-06
85
394
102
53
117
20
3
4
299
180
95
13.3
Board Totals
882
3349
1256
348
1001
160
19
90
2874
1357
475
100.0


Disposition
% Decisions Fiscal Year to Date
AFFIRMED
43.7%
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
12.1%
REVERSED
34.8%
PANEL REMANDS
5.6%
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
0.7%
DISMISSED
3.1%
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 2006
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2006
ELECTRICAL - Fiscal Year 2006
MECHANICAL - Fiscal Year 2006
DESIGN - Fiscal Year 2006

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