Authors: David C. Seastrunk, Daniel F. Klodowski, Elliot C. Cook
Editor: Jason E. Stach
Through May 1, 2017, the Federal Circuit decided 200 PTAB appeals from IPRs and CBMs. The Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB on every issue in 150 (75%) cases, and reversed or vacated the PTAB on every issue in 17 (8.50%) cases. A mixed outcome on appeal, where at least one issue was affirmed and at least one issue was vacated or reversed, occurred in 23 (11.50%) cases.