The Federal Circuit Dataset Project
28 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2021 Last revised: 17 Sep 2021
Date Written: September 10, 2021
This paper introduces the third generation of the Federal Circuit Dataset Project. The third generation builds on the existing Compendium of Federal Circuit Decisions with the following enhancements:
• The addition of a dataset of all dockets for the Federal Circuit since 2000. These dockets are linked to the documents in the Compendium through the Appeal_Dockets field in both datasets.
• New fields containing additional information about Federal Circuit decisions
• More complete data in existing fields that require manual coding
• Parallel archiving of the document and docket datasets on the Dataverse.
In addition to describing the third generation of the Federal Circuit Dataset Project, this paper also provides updated descriptive statistics about Federal Circuit decisions and new statistics on appeal dockets.
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