Motion Success by Year

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This tool shows the outcomes of more than 400 different types of motions over time, filtered by judge, court, or any other criteria you select.

About

The Motion Success by Year page shows the outcomes of decisions on motions of the specified type(s) by year. Estimated current year totals are computed by assuming new decisions will be issued, and will reach the same proportionate outcomes, as decisions which have already occurred this year to date. This feature provides users with a visual representation of motion success in specified parameters, allowing users to address common questions such as:

  • Has this judge continued to grant motions in the same proportions over the last several years?
  • What are the motion trends in like in this district?
  • What are the motion success trends for a specific patent technology?

Accessing This Feature

From the Analytics Toolkit section of the main search page, select Motion Success by Year from Decisions & Outcomes.

This feature is available in the following libraries:

Filter Descriptions

Parties

Narrow to results involving a particular party. Use the checkbox to the right of a party to include the party’s affiliates. Use the drop-down arrow to browse other party filter options.

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).

Judges

Limit to results associated with a particular judge. Use the drop-down arrow to modify the judge filter and expand or narrow 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).

Attorney

Generate results involving a specific attorney. Use the drop-down arrow to view more attorney search options and filter results.

Result of Motion

Filter by the result of a motion (ex. Granted, Denied, Ruling Deferred).

Case Status

Limit to results associated with active or terminated cases.

Courts

Narrow to results associated with the selected court. Use the drop-down arrow to limit to results associated with selected courts or lower courts.

Document Filing Date

Limit results to those associated with documents filed within a selected date range. Input a new date range or select one of the Autofill options to limit the dates.

In Cases With Document Types

View only decisions in cases with the selected document types. Use Posture of Motion, Type of Document, Result of Motion, and Legal Issue filters to specify the document type to filter by.

Document Types

View only decisions of the selected document types. Use Posture of Motion, Type of Document, Result of Motion, and Legal Issue filters to specify the document type to filter by.

Case Filing Date

By default, results include all data from January 1, 2008 to present. Input a new date range or select one of the Autofill options to limit the dates.

Case Numbers

Generate a list of results affiliated with the selected cases. Use the drop-down arrow to switch between case numbers and appeal case numbers.

Current Case Age

View only decisions in cases with the selected current case age.

Case Age at Document Filing

Filter by cases with annotated documents filed within the selected case age range.

Unit Options

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

Firms

Limit results to those associated with a selected firm. Use the drop-down arrow to browse other available firm filters.

Current Year Options

When graphing recent data, use this feature to toggle between actual data for the year to date and estimated totals for the year.

Document Text

Filter results by those associated with documents that have specific text. Include a citation by selecting the “add citation” option in the upper right corner of the “text” filter. Input the article, rule, or section number you want to filter by. Toggle between natural and Boolean search types using the buttons underneath the text box, and use the guide link to view a list of Boolean operators.

Patent Library
Determinations

Search for results with a selected determination (ex. Infringed, Invalid, Damages Recoverable).

Case Type

Filter results by a selected type of case (ex. Cases with Non-ANDA Pleadings, PTAB Inter Partes Review Cases)

Outcome

Limit data to cases with a specified outcome (ex. Patentee won, ITC settlement).

Patents

Search and select a patent to limit to results involving that patent.

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).

Appeal Status

Generate a list of documents with your selected appeal status (ex. Appeal Currently Pending, Has Appeal Outcome).

Appeal Result

Filter by documents with your selected appeal results (ex. Mandamus Denied, Vacated, all Appellant Win results). Use the drop-down arrow to choose whether to filter by all-time appeal results or only a decision’s latest appeal result.

Trademark Library
Cases Involving Trademarks

Limit to cases involving a specific trademark by inputting the Registration Number, Serial Number, or Title/Description of the Trademark. Use the drop-down arrow to narrow the results to cases involving only registered or unregistered Trademarks.

Last Updated: December 4, 2023

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