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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

 

4th Qtr FY 13

Full year FY13

(% +/- FY12)

1st Qtr FY14 2nd Qtr FY14

Appeals

 

 645

 2,685

 (+1.9%)

 652  657
Extensions of time to oppose  4,163

 16,939

 (negligible change)

 4,465  4,053

Oppositions

 

 1,326

 5,278

 (+2.3%)

 1,429  1,331
Cancellations  426

 1,513

 (+3.4%)

 431  424

 

 

Final Decisions on Merits (Appeals and Trial Cases) 4th Qtr FY 13

Full year FY 13

(% +/- FY12)

1st Qtr FY14 2nd Qtr FY14

Maturing to Ready for Decision (RFD)

(appeals/trials-FY14)

 140

 

 554

 (-9.6%)

 131

 

 (107/24)

 125

 

 (96/29)

Cases Decided

 

(appeals/trials-FY14)

 182

 

 676

 (+26.6%)

 90

 

 (72/18)

 121

 

 (87/34)

Average Pendency of Appeals, RFD to mailing (FY14)*  11.3 weeks

 17.7 weeks

 (-26.3%)

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

 11.3 weeks

 

 17.7 weeks

 (-26.3%)

 5.7 weeks

 

 11.9 weeks

 

Awaiting Decision at end of Period

(appeals/trials-FY14)

 88

 

 88

 (-65.6%)

 118

 

 (82/36)

 114

 

 (83/31)

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

 

 

Commencement to completion processing times

4th Qtr

FY 13

Full Year

FY 13

(% +/- FY12)

1st Qtr

FY14

2nd Qtr

FY14

Appeals - Average Total Pendency*

46.4 weeks

 

 49.8 weeks

 (-35.2%)

46.3 weeks#

 

40.4 weeks

 

Appeals - Median Total Pendency* 35 weeks

 44 weeks

 (-17%)

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

193.4 weeks

 

 189.5 weeks

 (-6.8%)

167.1 weeks 154.2 weeks
Trial Cases - Median Total Pendency*

 169 weeks

 

 165 weeks

 (-11.3%)

131 weeks

 

133 weeks

 

ACR Trial Cases -  Average Total Pendency*

(# ACR Cases Decided)

 129.7 weeks

 

 (3 cases)

 114.2 weeks

 (-18.9%)

 (6 cases)

 112.3 weeks

 

 (3 cases)

 95 weeks

 

 (6 cases)

* FY14 pendency figures exclude decisions issued as a precedent.

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

 

Contested Motions 4th Qtr FY 13

Full Year FY 13

(% +/- FY 12)

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

283

 

 829

 (+4.5%)

216

 

242

 

No. Motions Resolved by Issued Decisions 413

 1,167

 (+6%)

300 345
Average Pendency, from Ready for Decision to Issuance

11.1 weeks

 

 13.3 weeks

 (+52.9%)

8.52 weeks

 

9.28 weeks

 

No. Cases with Motions Awaiting Decision at end of Period

130

 

 130

 (-34.7%)

134

 

150

 

 

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