U.S. not doing enough to protect against patent trolls, survey says

Nearly three-quarters of chief IP counsel expect to be litigating with patent trolls within the next year

It’s no secret that patent trolls have become a major headache for in-house counsel. Now, a new study from Consero Group shows that nearly three-quarters of chief IP counsel are facing imminent courtroom battles with non-practicing entities, and that governments worldwide may not be doing enough to help in that fight.

Of the respondents polled in the 2013 Chief IP Counsel Survey, 74 percent say that they are either litigating against patent trolls or expect to be within the next year. A full 100 percent said that they expect patent litigation to either increase or hold steady during that time.

Alanna Byrne

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