JUST THE STATS:
IPR AND CBM FINAL DECISIONS BY TECHNOLOGY

Key Finding: This chart shows the technology areas for the patents for which the PTAB issued final decisions. Two technology categories—electrical/computer and data processing—have been at issue in about 53% of all final decisions issued in IPR and CBM proceedings through 2016. The next three largest categories combined—mechanical, communications, and bio-mechanical—accounted for only about 27% of all final decisions. Pharmaceutical cases only accounted for about 5% of final decisions.