Data makes the difference (Part 2)

NPE litigations can be viewed as more akin to financial transactions than true disputes over distinct legal issues

Last month, I wrote about the central dynamic of non-practicing entity (NPE) patent suits and how this type of litigation isn’t really designed to determine right or wrong or to remedy legal misconduct. The goal of NPE litigations is simply to generate a transfer of value from the alleged user of an asset to the purported owner of that asset.

In other words, NPE litigations can be viewed as more akin to financial transactions than true disputes over distinct legal issues. And the most effective way to reduce the $11 billion annual cost of those transactions is to get them out of the courtroom and transition them into the business marketplace.

Mallun Yen

Mallun Yen is executive vice president of RPX Corporation. She can be reached at infor@rpxcorp.com.

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