Patent News

Oct. 11, 2016

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM): Patent lawsuit numbers continue their US tumble; IPR cases, though, are back up, by Richard Lloyd

This post originally appeared in Innovation Asset Management on October, 11, 2016.

New patent litigation filings fell in the third quarter as the overall volume of cases for the year approached levels not seen since 2011, according to data from Lex Machina.

From 1st July to 30th September 1,127 new lawsuits were filed in US district courts. That’s down from the total for the second quarter of 1,289, although up slightly from Q3 last year when 1,114 new cases were brought.