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Federal Circuitry is a data-driven Federal Circuit blog. Our Federal Circuit Statistics empirically analyze quantifiable aspects of the Court. Our En Banc Tracker highlights pending and past petitions. Our Substantive Order Tracker allows you to search less-discussed orders. Check back weekly for Last Week in the Federal Circuit and monthly for our Oral Argument Recap.

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March 25, 2021 - Federal Circuit Insights

When Do Federal Circuit Judges Sit?

A couple weeks ago we wrote about how often Federal Circuit judges sit in a given year (see How Often Do Federal Circuit Judges Sit?). Spoiler: they sit a lot. In that post, though, we looked at the data for each judge totaled across …›

March 16, 2021 - Federal Circuit Insights

50-50 Federal Circuit?

Well, that didn’t take long. As we noted in January, although the Federal Circuit had no vacancies during President Trump’s term, several judges were eligible or soon-to-be-eligible to create a vacancy for President Biden (see There’s a New President. How could that Affect Practice …›

March 10, 2021 - Federal Circuit Insights

The Lifespan of a Rehearing Petition

You’ve lost your case before a Federal Circuit panel and you file a rehearing petition. When can you expect good news (or at least some news…)? Timing of rehearing decisions For a rehearing petitioner, the threshold positive sign to look for is a call for …›