Judge Profile

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An overview of the features and research tools inside of a Judge Profile binder in the Patent Library.

About

Judge Profiles display data relevant to a particular judge in one place to streamline navigation. Users can share and create alerts in profile binders.

Use Judge Profiles to find an overview of information, along with detailed information pertaining to a judge. Explore a judge’s litigation history, and answer questions like:

  • How often does this judge grant a particular type of motion? Have their tendencies changed over time?
  • What parties have appeared most before this judge as Patentees? As Patent Challengers?
  • How many patents and what types of technologies have been litigated before this judge?
  • How many times has the judge been reversed on appeal, and on what types of issues?
  • How many Trademarks have been litigated before this judge?
  • How busy is this judge compared to other U.S. District Court judges?
  • What parties have appeared most before this judge as Copyright Assertors? As Accused Parties?
  • How often does this judge grant a motion to transfer venue for convenience? Has the court’s treatment of this motion exhibited any trends in recent years?
  • What firms have most experience bringing cases before this judge?

Accessing This Feature

  1. From the main search page, select Judge from the Quick Search dropdown at the top of the page.
  2. Start typing and select a judge.

This feature is available to all of the Docket Navigator libraries. However, different practice areas have different feature sets.

Patent Copyright Trademark Trade Secret Antitrust Securities
Overview
Cases
Case Outcomes
Appeal Outcomes
Motion Success
Parties & Firms
Orders
Remedies
Claim Constructions
Determinations
Motion Success
Time to Milestones
Motion Pendency
Cases by Year
Motion Outcomes

Patent Library Analytics

Overview

Gain access to important details regarding a judge’s prior decisions, including the total number of cases, jury trials, bench trials, asserted patents, construed terms, and docket entries, as well as that judge’s ranking among all judges handling Patent Cases. Delve deeper and examine informative graphs that illustrate the number of Patent Cases that judge presided over by year, and a breakdown of those cases by the type of Patent Technology. Furthermore, access the number of the different determinations made by the judge, as well as the aggregate and largest damage awards imposed by the judge. By default, stipulated data (events to which opposing parties agreed) is excluded, but users can select to include it in certain data sets.

Case Outcomes

Compare the outcomes of the judge’s cases to those of all U.S. District Court judges using the generated pie charts.

Appeal Outcomes

Explore statistics for the judge’s cases that were appealed. See what percentage of the judge’s cases were appealed and subsequently reversed as compared to the national average. View charts documenting the percentage of cases appealed, cases appealed by year, appealed Claim Constructions outcomes, appealed Patent Determinations results, and the result of appealed decisions on Remedies. Analyze the reversal rate by Type of Motion and Legal Issue.

Use the Reversal Rates feature at the bottom of the page to see how a judge’s decisions about a type of motion and result were treated on appeal.

Motion Success

Customize a chart that shows how the judge ruled on a specific Type of Motion and Legal Issue, by year, to visualize any changes in tendencies.

Parties and Firms

View lists of parties and firms for Patentees or Patent Challengers that most often appear before a judge, by year or range of years, ranked by the number of cases the party or firm appeared in.

Decisions

In the Decisions folder, find lists of the judge’s Orders, Remedies, Claim Constructions, and Determinations, or use the Stays & Transfers folder to access premade Motion Success tabs and view a judge’s decisions on specified types of motions by year. View individualized graphs for:

  • Motion Success for Stay Pending IPR
  • Motion Success for Stay Pending IPR (Pre-Institution)
  • Motion Success for Stay Pending IPR (Post-Institution)
  • Motion Success for Transfer of Venue for Convenience
  • Motion Success for Transfer for Improper Venue

Decisions tabs are automatically filtered by the selected judge, Type of Document, and Posture of Motion, but users can use the green Edit Filters button and select additional criteria to modify results.

Timetables

In the Timetables folder, users can view charts for a judge’s time to Milestones and Motion Pendency. Find out how long it generally takes a judge to reach milestones like Claim Construction, Trials, and Appeals, or view charts showing how quickly specific types of decisions are made, like Motion for Summary Judgment, Motion to Dismiss – Failure to State a Claim (FRCP 12(b)(6)), and Motion to Transfer for Improper Venue (28 USC § 1406(a)).

Timetables tabs are automatically filtered by the selected judge, but users can use the green Edit Filters button and select additional criteria to modify results.

Last Updated: December 5, 2023

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