Fed. Circ. Can Handle Crush Of PTAB Appeals

March 9, 2016 – In The News
IP Law360

Scott McKeown was featured in Law360's article regarding Federal Circuit Can Handle Crush Of PTAB Appeals.

The number of Federal Circuit opinions issued in patent cases has increased over the past year, thanks primarily to an increase in appeals emanating out of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the U.S. Supreme Court will soon weigh in on a case that could exacerbate the complexity of such proceedings. But the Federal Circuit can handle a deluge by tapping into ways to streamline the process, attorneys say.

Scott A. McKeown, predicted similar effects, saying that "if Cuozzo opens the gate to issues of institution decisions, the appeals will be all the more complex."

“The time to Federal Circuit decision will increase," McKeown said. "It has to. There are only so many judges to handle this tidal wave of work."