Archives: Data Updates
October 27, 2006 2:58 PM
Data Updated Through September 13, 2006
The database has been updated through September 13, 2006. It now contains all 749 claim construction opinions of the Federal Circuit since Markman I (April 1995).
Access the database by clcking here.
September 13, 2005 12:06 PM
Data updated through September 10, 2005
The database has been updated through September 10, 2005.
July 14, 2005 9:06 AM
The Federal Circuit's en banc Phillips case was issued earlier this week.
The Claim Construction Project is on the job, and will be adapting some of our research methods and objectives in light of Phillips. Look for this space for additional details over the next weeks.
In the meantime, see Polk Wagner's blog (www.polkwagner.com) for commentary on the case.
May 25, 2005 2:12 PM
Data UpdatedOur database has been updated through early May 2005; the collection now consists of 636 opinions. See the search page for new results.
Look for the charts and graphs to be updated soon, as well as some analysis of the latest numbers.
December 17, 2004 12:35 PM
Observations from the Revised Data
A few thoughts about the results from the revised data:
- Since the Phillips en banc order was issued on July 21, 2004, the court has decided 87% of claim construction cases using the procedural methodology. Compare this to the overall 65% procedural average. Note that the 'n' here is just 23 opinions, so it may well be an anomaly. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see whether this is a harbinger of the resolution of the issues in Phillips.
- Thus far in 2004, the court has issued 85 claim construction opinions, with 75% of them being procedural in nature.
- Note that almost 30% of the claim construction cases at the Federal Circuit in 2004 have contained an “alternative” opinion - a concurrence or dissent.
As always, more to come. We encourage folks to use the search tool to develop their own insights.
Watch this space.
Graphs and Charts Updated
All the graphs and charts have been updated to December 1, 2004. Look for updates to the predictor tool soon.
December 15, 2004 6:56 PM
Data Update: Database Complete through December 1, 2004
Your Claim Construction Project Coders have been hard at work, and have updated the dataset to December 1, 2004. The current database (searchable here) contains all Federal Circuit opinions with an observable claim construction analysis during the period from Markman II (April 1995) to December 1, 2004. That's 604 opinions.
Look for the charts, graphs, etc. to be updated soon to reflect the new data.
October 28, 2004 10:16 PM
Dataset Updates: now 563 opinions; through June 1, 2004
In August 2004, we conpleted a major update of the dataset, reflecting opinions released through June 1, 2004. We are now on a contnual update cycle; look for new data to be released soon.