Technology Breakdown

Authors: Elliot C. Cook, Daniel F. Klodowski, David C. Seastrunk

Our technology breakdown statistics track the technology center breakdown of all PTAB final written decisions on the merits. These statistics do not include settlements, requests for adverse judgment, motions to terminate, still-pending cases, requests for rehearing, initial claim constructions in institution decisions, and appellate outcomes. We carefully analyzed the various bases for claim constructions, noted whether the claim terms were construed, calculated the relevant percentages, and tracked which party’s constructions prevailed. Our statistics should be considered an estimate and depict various ways to display the resulting information.


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