IPR and CBM Statistics for Final Written Decisions Issued in October 2016

Authors: Daniel F. Klodowski, Elliot C. CookDavid C. Seastrunk
Editor: Aaron L. Parker

In the 49 Final Written Decisions issued by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in October, the Board cancelled 660 (70.36%) of the instituted claims and declined to cancel 278 (29.64%) of the instituted claims.  Patent owners did not concede any instituted claims through motions to amend or disclaimer.


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Federal Circuit PTAB Appeal Statistics – November 2016

Authors: David C. SeastrunkDaniel F. Klodowski, Elliot C. Cook
Editor: Jason E. Stach

Through November 1, 2016, the Federal Circuit decided 128 PTAB appeals from IPRs and CBMs.  The Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB on every issue in 101 (78.91%) of the cases, and reversed or vacated the PTAB on every issue in 9 (7.03%) of the cases.  A mixed outcome on appeal, where at least one issue was affirmed and at least one issue was vacated or reversed, occurred in 11 (8.59%) of the cases.

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Second Edition of Finnegan’s PTAB Trials Guidebook Now Available

Authors: James D. Stein
Editor: Michael V. Young

Finnegan is pleased to announce that the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law released the second edition of The Practitioner’s Guide to Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Finnegan attorneys Erika H. Arner, Kathleen A. Daley and Michael J. Flibbert serve as the book’s editors alongside coauthors Timothy P. McAnulty, Cory C. Bell, Daniel C. Cooley, Joshua L. Goldberg, and James D. Stein.

More information about the release can be found here.

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