Key Finding: As measured from the initial final written decisions, the average time for such a remand decision is a little over 2.5 years, which includes the time it takes for the case to go through an appeal at the Federal Circuit. The time for the appeal to the Federal Circuit accounts for the bulk of this period. The PTAB has a goal of handling remanded cases within 6 months of the Federal Circuit mandate. The time to decision was much higher for remand decisions rendered in 2019-2020, with an average of 1066 days, compared to the previous average of 789.5 days. Download Venable Fitzpatrick's PGHQ June 2020 Reporter here.