“How long will my case take to get to trial?” This is one of the first questions asked when contemplating or responding to litigation, and the answer is critical to many strategic decisions during the course of litigation, such as:
- Client budgets
- Parallel PTAB proceedings
- Stays of litigation
- Transfers of venue
- Fintiv discretionary denials of PTAB institution (especially under the new guidance)
Yet, the answer is not always straightforward. Different types of cases progress at different paces and there may be significant variance in schedules among different judges. There are also important differences in how external factors, such as natural disasters, pandemic-driven court closures, or shifts in case filings prompted by landmark changes in the law, impact different courts and judges.
Docket Navigator’s new Time to Trial tool lets you slice and dice the data to focus on cases and circumstances most closely resembling yours. Here are a few examples:
- Focus on specific courts or judges
- Optionally exclude windows of time where case schedules were not typical due to temporary external factors
- Optionally exclude cases with unusual schedules (cases involving transfers of venue, stays, consolidations, and statistical outliers)
- Focus on cases of similar size and complexity
The Time to Trial tool is accessed through the main search page in the Analytics section.
To learn more about how the new PTAB guidance affects trial timelines, keep reading the article recently published by our partner, IAM.