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US patent litigation plummets in first quarter

Michael Loney, New York


US patent case filing in district courts dropped in the first quarter, down 39% on the fourth quarter and 34% on the first quarter last year, according to Unified Patents. An analysis of Eastern District of Texas filing reveals a disproportionately large drop in the district

Figures released by Unified Patents reveal patent disputes – district court litigation and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filing – in the first quarter were down 28% on the fourth quarter of 2015 and 25% on the first quarter of 2015.


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