The Federal Circuit Judges You Want On Your PTAB Appeal

Law360, New York (March 1, 2017, 12:10 PM EST) -- It's no secret that getting a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision overturned at the Federal Circuit can be an uphill battle. But if the court's decisions in 2016 are any indication, there are some judges that an appealing party might rather see on the appellate panel than others.

A Law360 analysis of the Federal Circuit's decisions over the past year found the overall affirmance rate in patent appeals was relatively constant across the 12 judges who heard at least 75 patent cases. In total, about 74 percent of all patent decisions are affirmed.

But the affirmance rate is more irregular...

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