Party Outcome

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Like Case Outcomes, Party Outcomes are based on Accusation Outcomes. […]

Like Case Outcomes, Party Outcomes are based on Accusation Outcomes. Once all of the Accusations in a case are resolved, Accusation Outcomes can be applied. Docket Navigator then categorizes that Party Outcome into five classifications based on the mix of Accusation Outcomes associated with that party in those Cases. If the same party was both a Patentee and a Patent Challenger on the same case, they will have a separate Party Outcomes for each of those two roles.

  • “Patentee Win”
    • The party only has Patentee Win accusation outcomes.
    • The party has Patentee Win accusation outcomes mixed with Settled accusation outcomes.
  • “Patent Challenger Win”
    • The party only has Patent Challenger Win accusation outcomes.
    • The party has Patent Challenger Win accusation outcomes mixed with Settled accusation outcomes.
  • “Non-Merits Dismissal”
    • The party only has Non-Merits Dismissal accusation outcomes.
    • The party has Non-Merits Dismissal accusation outcomes mixed with Settled accusation outcomes.
  • “Mixed” includes cases where the party had a combination of the above types of outcomes.
  • “Settled/Voluntarily Dismissed” includes cases with only settled or voluntarily dismissed accusation outcomes.

For ITC cases, the Party Outcomes are derived from Accusation Outcomes collected directly from the ITC.

For PTAB cases, the Party Outcomes are derived from the findings of patentability made by the Board, or from institution denial.

Currently the Party Outcomes reflected in search results and charts in the database are the original, lower court outcomes. Post-appeal outcomes are not currently counted. For example, if a case is dismissed as a result of a 12(b)(6) ruling, which is then overturned by the Federal Circuit and ultimately results in a settlement, only the 12(b)(6) outcome will be counted/displayed in search results. This means that the outcomes displayed in search results and charts may not be the final Party Outcome.

Last Updated: July 19, 2023

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