The first half of 2019 is in the books and Unified Patents has already crunched the numbers on patent litigation (you can view the full report here). Two notable findings: Suits by nonpracticing entities (NPEs) are on the comeback in district courts, while Patent Trial and Appeal Board filings are substantially down for the first time in years.

Some 660 administrative challenges to patent validity were filed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s PTAB in the first half of the year. That puts petitions on pace for 1,320 this year, which would be a 24% drop from the 1,748 average for the last five years. (Filings had been remarkably steady up till now, numbering 1,702, 1,793, 1,732, 1,796 and 1,717 over the previous five years.)

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]