Authors: David C. Seastrunk, Daniel 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.