Patexia Chart 38: Patent Litigation Down 14 Percent While IPR Up 31 Percent in the First Half of 2017

by: Pedram Sameni

In the first half of 2017, we saw a continued decline in patent litigation. District court litigation was down 14 percent to 2,039, compared to 2,482 in the first half of 2016. As for quarterly comparisons, we observed a modest increase of about 10 percent in the second quarter of 2017 (1,121 cases) compared to the first quarter of 2017 (1,018 cases). Inter-Partes Review (IPR) was up 31 percent to 986 in the first half of 2017, compared to 751 in the first half of 2016. (read more)

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