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

FISCAL YEAR 2009

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

FY 2009 Monthly Dispositions - August 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
8-1-09 to 8-31-09
670
67
19
5
17
0
0
2
43
694
24
5.6
1700
8-1-09 to 8-31-09
1560
164
71
11
29
1
4
5
121
1603
43
12.8
2100
8-1-09 to 8-31-09
2903
144
88
21
32
0
3
1
145
2902
-1
23.2
2400
8-1-09 to 8-31-09
1331
108
0
1
3
0
0
0
4
1435
104
11.5
2600
8-1-09 to 8-31-09
1152
101
31
10
20
0
7
0
68
1185
33
9.5
2800
8-1-09 to 8-31-09
901
99
41
10
23
0
1
0
75
925
24
7.4
2900
8-1-09 to 8-31-09
24
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
26
2
0.2
3600
8-1-09 to 8-31-09
2001
137
53
29
34
0
5
2
123
2015
14
16.1
3700
8-1-09 to 8-31-09
1594
148
48
26
48
0
1
2
125
1617
23
13.0
3900*
8-1-09 to 8-31-09
86
7
6
4
3
0
0
0
13
80
-6
0.6
Board Totals
12222
977
357
117
209
1
21
12
717
12482
260
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 8-31-09
376
867
291
72
144
0
16
26
549
694
318
5.6
1700
10-1-08 to 8-31-09
600
2114
686
108
242
14
41
20
1111
1603
1003
12.8
2100
10-1-08 to 8-31-09
1210
2751
615
130
241
4
59
10
1059
2902
1692
23.2
2400
10-1-08 to 8-31-09
0
1448
3
2
4
0
3
1
13
1435
1435
11.5
2600
10-1-08 to 8-31-09
309
1525
355
87
137
4
57
9
649
1185
876
9.5
2800
10-1-08 to 8-31-09
243
1284
350
66
150
1
30
5
602
925
682
7.4
2900
10-1-08 to 8-31-09
21
19
9
0
5
0
0
0
14
26
5
0.2
3600
10-1-08 to 8-31-09
810
2322
438
211
294
4
149
21
1117
2015
1205
16.1
3700
10-1-08 to 8-31-09
322
2086
363
137
234
4
35
18
791
1617
1295
13.0
3900*
10-1-08 to 8-31-09
65
116
50
20
29
0
2
0
101
80
15
0.6
Board Totals
3956
14532
3160
833
1480
31
392
110
6006
12482
8526
100.0

% Decisions-Fiscal Year to Date

AFFIRMED
AFFIRMED IN PART
REVERSED
PANEL REMANDS
ADMINISTRATOR REMANDS
DISMISSED
TOTAL
52.6%
13.9%
24.6%
0.5%
6.5%
1.8%
100%

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 2008
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2008
ELECTRICAL - Fiscal Year 2008
MECHANICAL - Fiscal Year 2008
DESIGN - Fiscal Year 2009

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

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