Patent litigation shows sharp decline this year

Recent data shows a significant decrease in patent litigation case filings in 2014 so far

Over the last few months, you’ve likely been bombarded with news about patent infringement lawsuits filed by non-practicing entities, also known as patent trolls, rising in the U.S. But, as of late, that increase has sharply declined.

So far in 2014, according to Lex Machina, there has been a significant decline in the number of patent litigation case filings.  Back in January 2013, there were 490 new patent complaints filed, while the number of patent cases filed in January 2014 was just 322. These numbers represent a whopping 34.3 percent drop in the number of new patent filings year to year - the lowest number of patent litigations since 2011.

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Amanda Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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