A Tool For Predicting The Outcome Of Claim Construction in Patent Appeals

Professor Polk Wagner has a background in empirical research.  Lately, he has been using his statistical tools to help provide a better picture of how the Federal Circuit operates.  You can see his work at the “Claim Construction Project.”  His site and papers are loaded with information.  Perhaps the most fun is the Predictor Tool.  By selecting the panel of appellate judges, the tool will predict the panel’s decision methodology.