Patent Appeals

The most significant expansion of Docket Navigator’s patent litigation coverage in over a decade.

You spoke.  We listened.

Over the years, the most requested new feature, by far, is coverage for appeals of patent cases. For more than two years, the Docket Navigator team has been busy working behind the scenes building database architecture, gathering court of appeals data, curating the data as we have for lower court cases, and then connecting all of the new data with the lower court data.  It has been a big effort, and there is more to do, but we are pleased to announce the first phase release of Patent Appeals.

What kind of data is included?

The Patent Appeals data is extremely granular, matching the depth and scope of the data for U.S. district court cases, the ITC and the PTAB. The Patent Appeals data allows you to track cases, damage awards, injunctions, orders, patent determinations, case outcomes, claim constructions, etc. through the appeals process including remands, multiple appeals and eventually the Supreme Court. You will be able to conduct nearly any search, using the same user interface you’ve been using, and instantly see whether the search results were subject to appeal and, if so, the outcome on appeal. Coverage includes appealed patent cases from U.S. district courts, the Court of Federal Claims, the PTAB and the ITC.

Where can I find Patent Appeals data?

Patent Appeals data will be accessible in the following locations:

Search Results & Analytics

When available, Patent Appeals data will automatically appear in Docket Navigator search results and analytics.  For example, if you conduct a search for cases, the search results will automatically reflect Patent Appeals data when applicable.

Patent Appeals Report

Much like the popular Patent Docket Report, the new Patent Appeals Report provides daily or weekly updates on:

  • Newly appealed cases
  • The specific judgments being appealed and associated data such as claim constructions, patent determinations, remedies, etc.)
  • Procedural decisions
  • Decisions resolving the appeal

How often is the Patent Appeals Report delivered?

That’s up to you. Our testing group had mixed opinions, so we decided to offer two options. Both the Daily Patent Appeals Report and the Weekly Patent Appeals Report have the same great data but different date ranges.