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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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April 22, 2021 - Federal Circuit Insights

Revisiting Cancelled Oral Arguments

It has been a little while since we took a look at what—from a statistics standpoint—went down at recent oral arguments (see last post here). Since the Federal Circuit went remote, there was an initial wave of a high percentage of appeals that would …›

April 8, 2021 - Federal Circuit Insights

Will Your Appeal Have Argument Soon?

There’s a perception in the Federal Circuit bar that that Court has been scheduling cases for oral argument a bit quicker recently. Now, on some levels, it’s all relative—the Federal Circuit has always been pretty quick in getting cases to argument (see our …›

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 …›