Some popular conceptions about IP litigation are taking a hit, thanks to Stanford Law School's Intellectual Property Litigation Clearinghouse. Unveiled Monday evening, the searchable online database tracks all patent cases since 2000 and offers hard statistics on matters ranging from the number of suits filed to how plaintiffs fare in front of a particular judge. Mark Lemley, an IP law professor at Stanford who spearheaded the project, said the database revealed some surprising trends.
Surprises Found in Data on IP Suits
December 10, 2008