FY 2009 Ex Parte OG Report

FISCAL YEAR 2009

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

FY 2009 Monthly Dispositions - September 2009




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
9-1-09 to 9-30-09
694
83
20
7
17
0
5
1
50
727
33
5.8
1700
9-1-09 to 9-30-09
1603
149
72
19
37
2
7
7
144
1608
5
12.8
2100
9-1-09 to 9-30-09
2902
152
80
23
47
0
1
2
153
2901
-1
23.1
2400
9-1-09 to 9-30-09
1435
103
4
1
2
0
1
6
14
1524
89
12.1
2600
9-1-09 to 9-30-09
1185
100
48
7
20
0
2
1
78
1207
22
9.6
2800
9-1-09 to 9-30-09
925
72
68
8
24
0
2
0
102
895
-30
7.1
2900
9-1-09 to 9-30-09
26
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
2
24
-2
0.2
3600
9-1-09 to 9-30-09
2016
138
59
34
52
0
17
1
163
1991
-25
15.8
3700
9-1-09 to 9-30-09
1617
142
56
26
47
0
4
3
136
1623
6
12.9
3900*
9-1-09 to 9-30-09
80
12
8
3
4
0
0
0
15
77
-3
0.6
Board Totals
12483
951
415
128
252
2
39
21
857
12577
94
100.0

FY 2009 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
10-1-08 TO 9-30-09
376
950
311
79
161
0
21
27
599
727
351
5.8
1700
10-1-08 TO 9-30-09
600
2263
758
127
279
16
48
27
1255
1608
1008
12.8
2100
10-1-08 TO 9-30-09
1210
2903
695
153
288
4
60
12
1212
2901
1691
23.1
2400
10-1-08 TO 9-30-09
0
1551
7
3
6
0
4
7
27
1524
1524
12.1
2600
10-1-08 TO 9-30-09
309
1625
403
94
157
4
59
10
727
1207
898
9.6
2800
10-1-08 TO 9-30-09
243
1356
418
74
174
1
32
5
704
895
652
7.1
2900
10-1-08 TO 9-30-09
21
19
9
0
7
0
0
0
16
24
3
0.2
3600
10-1-08 TO 9-30-09
810
2460
497
245
345
4
166
22
1279
1991
1181
15.8
3700
10-1-08 TO 9-30-09
322
2228
419
163
281
4
39
21
927
1623
1301
12.9
3900*
10-1-08 TO 9-30-09
65
128
58
23
33
0
2
0
116
77
12
0.6
Board Totals
3956
15483
3575
961
1731
33
431
131
6862
12577
8621
100.0


Disposition
% Decisions Fiscal Year to Date
AFFIRMED
52.1%
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
14.0%
REVERSED
25.2%
PANEL REMANDS
0.5%
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
6.3%
DISMISSED
1.9%
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 2009
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2009
ELECTRICAL - Fiscal Year 2008
MECHANICAL - Fiscal Year 2008
DESIGN - Fiscal Year 2009

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

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