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The final 2016 US district court patent case and PTAB filing figures

Michael Loney, New York

Patent case filing in US district courts fell 21% and PTAB petition filing fell 2% in 2016 over the previous year, according to figures taken from Docket Navigator. An RPX report has also revealed the most prolific NPEs of the year

US district court filing fell 21% in 2016 while petition filing at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) fell 2% over the previous year, according to figures pulled from the Docket Navigator database.

District court filingA total of 4,580...

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