FY 2011 Performance Measures

FISCAL YEAR 2011

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

Performance Measures1st Qtr2nd Qtr3rd Qtr4th QtrFY11 Cumulative
APPEAL PENDENCY MEASURES
Pendency of decided appeals from Appeal number assignment date to decision date (average number of months)1516 1717
Pendency of decided appeals from Notice of Appeal (average number of months)3132 32 33
INTERFERENCE PENDENCY MEASURES
Pendency of terminated Interferences (average number of months)1011 1069
Interferences Terminated in less than 2 years (% of Interferences Terminated)93.0% 87.0% 100%100% 94.0%