FY 2014 November Ex Parte OG Report

FISCAL YEAR 2014

Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Receipts and Dispositions by Technology Centers for Ex Parte Appeals

FY 2014 Monthly Dispositions - November 2013


TECHNOLOGY CENTERREPORTING PERIODPENDING BEGINNING MONTHAPPEALS RECEIVED MONTHAFFIRMEDAFFIRMED IN PARTREVERSEDPANEL REMANDSADMINISTRATIVE REMANDSDISMISSEDTOTALPENDING END MONTHINCREASE OR DECREASE MONTHLYPERCENT OF CASE MONTH
1600
11-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
1346
42
13
3
6
0
1
0
23
1365
19
5.4
1700
11-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
2408
102
40
6
18
0
2
1
67
2443
35
9.7
2100
11-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
3915
98
58
14
32
0
0
1
105
3908
-7

15.5

2400
11-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
4079
98
49
4
11
0
0
1
65
4112
33
16.3
2600
11-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
3243
81
54
12
17
0
0
2
85
3239
-4
12.8
2800
11-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
2125
56
53
10
28
0
1
0
92
2089
-36
8.3
2900
11-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
77
6
4
0
0
0
0
0
4
79
2
0.3
3600
11-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
4389
111
71
34
70
0
0
4
179
4321
-68
17.1
3700
11-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
3611
115
61
26
51
0
0
2
140
3586
-25
14.2
3900*
11-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
131
18
13
4
5
0
0
1
23
126
-5
0.5
Board Totals
25324
727
416
113
238
0
4
12
783
25268
-56
100.0

FY 2014 Cumulative Dispositions

TECHNOLOGY CENTERREPORTING PERIODPENDING BEGINNING FISCAL YEARAPPEALS RECEIVED FISCAL YEARAFFIRMEDAFFIRMED IN PARTREVERSEDPANEL REMANDSADMINISTRATIVE REMANDSDISMISSEDTOTALPENDING END FISCAL YEARINCREASE OR DECREASE FISCAL YEARPERCENT OF CASE WORKLOAD
1600
10-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
1351
87
34
8
21
0
2
8
73
1365
14
5.4
1700
10-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
2372
224
97
8
43
0
3
2
153
2443
71
9.7
2100
10-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
3932
197
126
26
63
0
1
5
221
3908
-24
15.5
2400
10-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
4073
189
105
9
30
0
3
3
150
4112
39
16.3
2600
10-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
3228
176
100
27
34
0
1
3
165
3239
11
12.8
2800
10-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
2177
115
121
21
59
0
1
1
203
2089
-88
8.3
2900
10-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
77
7
4
0
1
0
0
0
5
79
2
0.3
3600
10-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
4441
216
143
56
131
0
1
5
336
4321
-120
17.1
3700
10-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
3648
212
124
48
97
0
2
3
274
3586
-62
14.2
3900*
10-1-2013 to 11-30-2013
138
35
25
8
11
0
0
3
47
126
-12
0.5
Board Totals
25437
1458
879
211
490
0
14
33
1627
25268
-169
100.0


Disposition
% Decisions Fiscal Year to Date
AFFIRMED
54.0%
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
13.0%
REVERSED
30.1%
PANEL REMANDS
0.0%
ADMINISTRATIVE REMANDS
0.9%
DISMISSED
2.0%
TOTAL
100.0%

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 2012
CHEMICAL - Fiscal Year 2012
ELECTRICAL - Fiscal Year 2011
MECHANICAL - Fiscal Year 2011
DESIGN - Fiscal Year 2012

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

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