How Long Does the Federal Circuit Take to Decide En Banc Cases?

The oral arguments in Akamai v. Limelight and McKesson v. Epic took place over 5 1/2 months ago.  I was curious how long it normally takes the court to issue its en banc opinions.  If the chart below showing recent en banc cases is any indication, the decisions should be issued soon.

Case

Date of Oral Argument

Date of Decision

Interval

1.  Marine Polymer v. Hemcon, __ F.3d __ (Fed. Cir. 2012)(en banc)

No en banc oral argument

March 15, 2012

Not Applicable

2.  Zoltek v. U.S., __ F.3d __ (Fed. Cir. 2012)(en banc)

No en banc oral argument

March 14, 2012

Not Applicable

3.  Therasense, Inc. et al. v. Becton, Dickinson and Co. et al. 649 F. 3d 1276 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (en banc)

November 9, 2010

May 25, 2011

6 months, 16 days

4.  Tivo v. Echostar, 646 F.3d 869 (Fed. Cir. 2011)(en banc)

November 9, 2010

April 20, 2011

5 months, 11 days

5.  Slattery v. U.S., 635 F.3d 1298 (Fed. Cir. 2011)(en banc)

July 8, 2010

January 28, 2011

6 months, 20 days

6.  Hyatt v. Kappos, 625 F.3d 1320 (Fed. Cir. 2010 (en banc)

July 8, 2010

November 8, 2010

4 months

7.  Princo Corp. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 616 F.3d 1318 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (en banc)

March 3, 2010

August 30, 2010

5 months, 27 days

8.  Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Eli Lilly and Co., 598 F.3d 1336 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (en banc)

December 7, 2009

March 22, 2010

3 months, 15 days

9.  Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. v. St. Jude Med., Inc., 576 F.3d 1348 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (en banc in part)

May 29, 2009

August 19, 2009

2 months, 21 days

10.  Abbott Laboratories v. Sandoz, Inc., 566 F.3d 1282 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (en banc in part)

No en banc oral argument

May 18, 2009

Not applicable

11.  In re Bilski, 545 F.3d 943 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (en banc)

May 8, 2008

October 30, 2008

5 months, 22 days

12.  Egyptian Goddess, Inc. v. Swisa, Inc., 543 F.3d 665 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (en banc)

June 2, 2008

September 22, 2008

3 months, 20 days

13.  In re Seagate Tech., LLC, 497 F. 3d 1360 ( Fed. Cir. 2007) (en banc)

June 7, 2007

August 20, 2007

2 months, 23 days

 

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