Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Success Rates of Section 101 Summary Judgment Motions in 2015
In the first six months of 2015, district courts ruled on 22 motions for summary judgment of invalidity based on 35 U.S.C. § 101. That is only one fewer decision than all of 2014. Of the 2015 motions, fourteen (63.6%) were granted, five (22.7%) were denied, and three (13.6%) were partially granted and partially denied. To view a Motion Success report showing the success rates of these motions since 2008, click here. To view the underlying orders, click on the colored portion of the chart or any number in the data table.