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Jan. 16, 2018

Lex Machina Article on Patent Litigation: Patent Litigation Drops to Lowest Level Since 2011, by Brian Howard

This piece first appeared in Lex Machina on January 16, 2018.

In the final quarter of 2017, a total of 981 patent cases were filed in U.S. District Courts, a 1.3% decrease over the previous quarter’s total of 994 cases.  Cases filed in the calendar year 2017 (4,057 cases) represent a decline of 10.3% over 2016 (with 4,529 cases).