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CAFC Intelligence 2021

Publication date: Oct 28, 2021

CAFC Intelligence 2021

Publication date: Oct 28, 2021

Release Date: October 28th, 2021

Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit (CAFC) is one of the important venues for patent litigation. In recent years, and with the introduction of IPR, we have seen a large number of PTO-originated cases are moved up to the Federal Circuit.  

CAFC Intelligence Report is Patexia's latest report, aiming at evaluating all stakeholders before the Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit. Our report will cover attorneys, law firms, Appellee and Appellant, and Federal Circuit judges. 

Similar to other Patexia Insight Reports, this new report will cover patent-related cases for a five-year period from January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2020. This period covers:

  • 4,862 Federal Circuit Cases
  • 4,426 Appellee and Appellant
  • 779 Law Firms 
  • 3,904 Attorneys

For the first time and based on your feedback, we will also include:

  • Top 3 Clients for law firms and attorneys
  • Top 3 Firms used by each company

Similar to other reports, the rankings will cover the "Most Active" and "Best Performing" in the following categories:

  • Appellee
  • Appellant
  • Overall

The "Best Performing" category is calculated based on the opinion and order for all the terminated cases for the period of the study. Our research team will review the judgments and allocate points to respective parties.

We will provide an Excel file together with the report to cover up to the top 1,000 most active attorneys, law firms, companies, judges and top 3 clients for each firm and the top 3 law firms representing each company.

Note: If you are interested in all our Intelligence Reports including Patent Litigation, ANDA, IPR, ITC, and Patent Prosecution, consider Patexia Concierge Program which also provides your organization with online access to various stats related to all IP firms and attorneys.


  1. Many law firms and attorneys feel the need to differentiate their patent litigation practice, so we have evaluated several thousand law firms and attorneys by activity and performance, enabling attorneys and practice groups to market themselves based on independent third-party rankings and proven results.
  2. You can use the statistics we have provided in the report to emphasize your strengths for potential clients.
  3. If you are ranked in the report, it means you or your firm are in the top 5 percentile in the respective category.


  1. Many companies have difficulty finding the right counsel when it comes to patent litigation. So we evaluated several thousand law firms and attorneys by activity and performance, enabling companies to choose based on independent third-party rankings and proven records.
  2. When you consider the budget for outside counsel, the hourly rates some of the top attorneys charge, and the value of your intellectual property, we feel that the statistics and analysis provided in this report can provide valuable insights and be a part of your decision-making process.  
  3. The attorneys named in the report represent the top 5 percentile in their respective categories.