JUST THE STATS:
CBM: RATE OF DENIALS OVER TIME

Key Finding: This chart uses PTO statistics concerning petitions that were denied institution. In the PTO’s FY 2013, 17.6% of institution decisions were denials. Settlement may impact the rate of institution. For FY 2013 through FY 2015, the rate of institution of CBM proceedings was similar to that of IPR proceedings. However, in FY 2016, while IPR rates leveled off, the rate of institution of CBMs saw a further decline.