Patent News

Oct. 9, 2015

Lex Machina: Q3 2015 IP Filing Trends – Patent Litigation, by Brian Howard

This post originally appeared in Lex Machina on October 9, 2015.

Patent litigation in the U.S. district courts dropped in the third quarter of 2015:  only 1,119 cases were filed in Q3, a 33% drop from the record-setting 1,665 cases filed in the second quarter.


Compared to previous years, each through its third quarter, 2015’s patent case filings represents an increase from 2014 but do not quite reach the levels seen in 2013.