Category: PTAB Stats

Federal Circuit PTAB Appeal Statistics – April 1, 2017

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

Through April 1, 2017, the Federal Circuit decided 185 PTAB appeals from IPRs and CBMs. The Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB on every issue in 142 (76.76%) cases, and reversed or vacated the PTAB on every issue in 16 (8.65%) cases. A mixed outcome on appeal, where at least one issue was affirmed and at least one issue was vacated or reversed, occurred in 17 (9.19%) cases.

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IPR and CBM Statistics for Final Written Decisions Issued in February 2017

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

In the 36 Final Written Decisions issued by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in February, the Board cancelled 384 (74.56%) of the instituted claims and declined to cancel 131 (25.44%) of the instituted claims.  Patent owners did not concede any instituted claims through motions to amend or disclaimer in cases reaching a final decision.

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Federal Circuit PTAB Appeal Statistics – March 1, 2017

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

Through March 1, 2017, the Federal Circuit decided 172 PTAB appeals from IPRs and CBMs.  The Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB on every issue in 132 (76.74%) cases, and reversed or vacated the PTAB on every issue in 15 (8.72%) cases.  A mixed outcome on appeal, where at least one issue was affirmed and at least one issue was vacated or reversed, occurred in 16 (9.30%) cases.

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