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Questioning PTAB Due Process In Fed. Circ. Appeals

Law360, New York (September 1, 2017, 11:59 AM EDT) -- Since 2015, the first year that America Invents Act cases were appealed,[1] a total of 1,078 AIA cases have been appealed to the Federal Circuit.[2] Through Aug. 14 of this year, 259 AIA cases have been appealed to the same court.[3] Out of 1,078 AIA cases, a total of 197 decisions resulted.[4]

Of these 197 decisions, the Federal Circuit’s disposition of appeals from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions can be categorized as follows: 77.7 percent were affirmed on every issue[5]; 3.6 percent were reversed...
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