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2014 median US patent litigation damages were second-lowest in 20 years: PwC

Michael Loney, New York

A patent litigation study by PwC found that patent litigation dropped 13% in the 2014 fiscal year while damages were the second-lowest in 20 years. In the past five years, the NPE median award was almost 4.5 times the median for practicing entities

The number of patent lawsuits filed in 2014 dropped 13%, according to the “2015 Patent Litigation Study” by PwC. The study was for years based on September year-end.

The 5,700 cases filed in 2014 was the first time since 2009...

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