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TTAB Incoming Filings and Performance Measures for Decisions

 

FISCAL YEAR 2014

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

 

Type of Filing

 

 Full year FY13

(% +/- FY12)

 1st Qtr FY14  2nd Qtr FY14  3rd Qtr FY14

Appeals

 

 2,685

 (+1.9%)

 652  657  753
Extensions of time to oppose

 16,939

 (negligible change)

 4,465  4,053  4,325

Oppositions

 

 5,278

 (+2.3%)

 1,429  1,331  1,391
Cancellations

 1,513

 (+3.4%)

 431  424  465

 

 

Final Decisions on Merits (Appeals and Trial Cases)

 Full year FY 13

(% +/- FY12)

 1st Qtr FY14  2nd Qtr FY14 3rd Qtr FY14

Maturing to Ready for Decision (RFD)

(appeals/trials-FY14)

 554

 (-9.6%)

 131

 

 (107/24)

 125

 

 (96/29)

 177

 

 (125/52)

Cases Decided

 

(appeals/trials-FY14)

 676

 (+26.6%)

 90

 

 (72/18)

 121

 

 (87/34)

 146

 

 (107/39)

Average Pendency of Appeals, RFD to mailing (FY14)*

 17.7 weeks

 (-26.3%)

 7.4 weeks  10.4 weeks  8.8 weeks
Average Pendency of Trials, RFD to mailing (FY14)*

 17.7 weeks

 (-26.3%)

 5.7 weeks  11.9 weeks  7.5 weeks

Awaiting Decision at end of Period

(appeals/trials-FY14)

 88

 (-65.6%)

 118

 

 (82/36)

 114

 

 (83/31)

 141

 

 (99/42)

* Pendency figures for FY14 separate appeals from trials; and exclude decisions issued as a precedent.

 

 

Commencement to completion processing times

 Full Year

 FY 13

 (% +/- FY12)

 1st Qtr

 FY14

 2nd Qtr

 FY14

 3rd Qtr

 FY14

Appeals - Average Total Pendency*

 49.8 weeks

 (-35.2%)

 46.3 weeks#  40.4 weeks  42.9 weeks
Appeals - Median Total Pendency*

 44 weeks

 (-17%)

 35 weeks#  35.5 weeks  35 weeks
Trial Cases - Average Total Pendency*

 189.5 weeks

 (-6.8%)

 167.1 weeks  154.2 weeks  166.6 weeks
Trial Cases - Median Total Pendency*

 165 weeks

 (-11.3%)

 131 weeks  133 weeks  146 weeks

ACR Trial Cases - Average Total Pendency*

(# ACR Cases Decided)

 114.2 weeks

 (-18.9%)

 (6 cases)

 112.3 weeks

 

 (3 cases)

 95 weeks

 

 (6 cases)

 152.2 weeks

 

 (5 cases)

* FY14 pendency figures exclude decisions issued as a precedent, except for Q3 ACR cases.

#Q1 FY14 – Two anomalous companion appeals with lengthy remand histories not included.

 

 

Contested Motions

 Full Year FY 13

 (% +/- FY 12)

 1st Qtr FY 14  2nd Qtr FY14  3rd Qtr FY14
No. Decisions Issued

 829

 (+4.5%)

 216  242  231
No. Motions Resolved by Issued Decisions

 1,167

 (+6%)

 300  345  326
Average Pendency, from Ready for Decision to Issuance

 13.3 weeks

 (+52.9%)

 8.5 weeks  9.3 weeks  9 weeks
No. Cases with Motions Awaiting Decision at end of Period

 130

 (-34.7%)

 134  150  148

 

 

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