Motion Outcomes

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View the success rates of more than 400 different types of motions, filtered by judge, court, legal issue, posture, etc.


Docket Navigator‘s Motion Outcomes page allows users to compare outcomes for a specific type of motion between multiple courts or judges alongside the aggregate motion outcome data for that specific motion type. Litigators can use this tool to view the likelihood of different courts or judges to rule on a particular motion in their client’s favor. Users can compare the motion results in different venues, compare motion results before particular judges within a venue, and answer questions like:

  • When and how often has this court granted or denied this type of motion in the past?
  • My case has been filed but not assigned a judge yet. How have each of the judges within the court tended to rule on this specific motion?
  • Which courts are most likely to grant or deny a specific motion?

Accessing This Feature

From the Analytics Toolkit section of the main search page, select Motion Outcomes from Comparison Reports.

This feature is available in the following libraries:

Filter Descriptions

Judges/Courts Selection

Toggle between searchable lists of Judges and Courts, and select specific judges or courts to compare their results.

Posture of Motion

Filter by a procedural status or process in effect when the motion was presented. (Ex. Motion by a Party, Sua Sponte, Motion to Vacate)

Type of Document

Filter by results involving a selected type of document (ex. Motion to Intervene, Motion to Lift Stay, PTAB Motion to Seal).

Unit Options

Use the Totals and Percentages buttons to select whether to view results as parts to a whole or as total volume.

Date Range

Modify the date-range filter from the default using the drop-down calendar.


Opt to include, exclude, or isolate proceedings involving Highly Assertive Entities (HAEs).

Patent Technologies

Select from the drop-down menu or begin typing to filter by specific patent technologies (ex. 1620 Organic Chemistry for all 1621-1629 or select just a daughter node like 1628).

Legal Issue

Limit data to results involving substantive reasoning and analysis of a selected procedural or substantive legal concept (ex. Contributory Infringement, Fair Use, Capacity to Sue or be Sued).


Include, exclude, or isolate ANDA cases.

Interactive Legend

Click on the labels in a chart’s legend to include and exclude data from the chart.

Last Updated: December 4, 2023


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