FY 2010 Performance Measures

FISCAL YEAR 2010

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences

Performance Measures1st Qtr2nd Qtr3rd Qtr4th QtrFY10 Cumulative
APPEAL PENDENCY MEASURES
Pendency of decided appeals from Appeal number assignment date to decision date (average number of months)9 1012 12
Pendency of decided appeals from Notice of Appeal (average number of months)29 2929 29
INTERFERENCE PENDENCY MEASURES
Pendency of terminated Interferences (average number of months)1012 14 1312
Interferences Terminated in less than 2 years (% of Interferences Terminated)90.0%90.0%91.0% 80.0%88.0%