IPR Appeals: Pendency And Success Rates At Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (February 8, 2017, 12:19 PM EST) -- Kerry S. Taylor

Daniel A. Kamkar In our first article, we analyzed how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board treated inter partes reviews that were remanded from the Federal Circuit. In this article, we provide an analysis of each IPR appeal decided by the Federal Circuit in 2016, along with statistics on the timing and success rates of those IPR appeals.

Inter partes reviews are designed to quickly and efficiently settle patent validity disputes on novelty and obviousness. The timing for IPR proceedings is set forth by statute. Therefore, the overall time to reach a final written decision on validity is...

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