FY 2012 Performance Measures

FISCAL YEAR 2012

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Performance Measures1st Qtr2nd Qtr3rd Qtr4th QtrFY12 Cumulative
APPEAL PENDENCY MEASURES
Pendency of decided appeals from Appeal number assignment date to decision date (average number of months)21 232323
Pendency of decided appeals from Notice of Appeal (average number of months)3536 37 36
INTERFERENCE PENDENCY MEASURES
Pendency of terminated Interferences (average number of months)711 711 9
Interferences Terminated in less than 2 years (% of Interferences Terminated)100.0% 88.0%93.0% 93.0%94.0%