Analyzing the Landscape of the Courts: A Look at the Recent Relationship between the PTAB, District Courts, and Federal Circuit Courts

July 17, 2018 11:00am

What is it about?

With an increased focus on PTAB decisions from the Federal Circuit, as well as a rise in the number of concurrent cases in both District Court and the PTAB, this session will explore:


  • Breaking down cases being held concurrently in both the PTAB and District Court, and where the burden of proof lies for each
  • Comparing the statistics of upheld decisions between District Courts and the PTAB by the Federal Circuit in recent patent and trademark cases
  • Exploring the grounds on which a PTAB decision can be reversed or vacated by the Federal Circuit
  • Understanding the recent spike in the usage of Rule 36
  • Examining the increased usage of estoppel in District Courts