Authors: David C. Seastrunk, Daniel 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.