By Dennis Crouch
The chart above provides further analysis from the prior post entitled Ex Parte Appeal Outcome by Assignee 2005-2013. The chart here shows the result following BPAI/PTAB ex parte decisions and is derived from a set of 21,000 applications associated with an appellate decision between 1/2005 and 8/2011. For the majority of cases, the appellate decision appears determinative. A major caveat to these results is that about 45% of the abandoned cases are associated with a continuation application filed prior to abandonment.