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US patent litigation rocketed 32% in December – Lex Machina

Michael Loney, New York

After months of plummeting patent litigation in the United States, patent litigation shot up in December - possibly driven by a fear that patent reform is imminent. A new Unified Patents report has also revealed details of NPE activity in the year

Lex Machina, an IP data and analytics company, reported that 441 new patent cases were filed in December, rising 32% from November 2014’s total of 335. This figure was also up 4% from the 423 cases filed in December 2013,...

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