On June 14, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, sitting en banc, held that the Federal Circuit has jurisdiction to hear appeals from patent infringement liability determinations when damages and willfulness issues are outstanding and remain undecided. The court acknowledged the “substantial reversal rate” of liability findings on appeal. Now parties do not have to complete the damages and willfulness stages of trial before inevitably appealing the liability finding. Instead, once the liability portion of the trial concludes, the parties may appeal to the Federal Circuit. This holding enables litigants the opportunity to conserve resources when trying patent cases.