Fed. Circ.'s Embrace Of PTAB To Fuel More AIA Reviews

Law360, New York (March 8, 2016, 1:41 PM EST) -- The number of Federal Circuit opinions involving Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions rose sharply last year, and the appeals court affirmed the board nearly 88 percent of the time — trends that attorneys say will drive even more accused infringers to challenge patents under the America Invents Act.

Statistics compiled by Law360 show that the Federal Circuit issued 354 opinions in patent cases in 2015, up from 314 in 2014. While the number of decisions the court issued in cases that originated in district court fell slightly from 240 in 2014 to 224 last year, the number of opinions in...

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