Authors: David C. Seastrunk, Daniel F. Klodowski, Elliot C. Cook
Editor: Jason E. Stach
Through January 1, 2017, the Federal Circuit decided 155 PTAB appeals from IPRs and CBMs. The Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB on every issue in 120 (77.42%) of the cases, and reversed or vacated the PTAB on every issue in 13 (8.39%) 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 14 (9.03%) of the cases.