The Federal Circuit Dataset Project

28 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2021 Last revised: 17 Sep 2021

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Jason Rantanen

University of Iowa - College of Law

Date Written: September 10, 2021

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Rantanen, Jason, The Federal Circuit Dataset Project (September 10, 2021). U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-31, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3921275 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3921275

Jason Rantanen (Contact Author)

University of Iowa - College of Law ( email )

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Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

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