Despite the high economic relevance of innovation and explosive invention growth reflected in the number of patents issued annually by the United States Patent and Trademark
Despite the increasing value of intellectual property in general, and trade secrets in particular, suits filed have remained remarkably steady over the past several years.
Led by a decisive $1.9 billion win in Centripetal Networks v. Cisco and $1.1 billion in CalTech v. Apple/Broadcom, U.S. patent damages awards are on
$1.4 billion dollars was awarded last year in patent damages, the most since 2014. Two cases were responsible for about two-thirds of that amount or
The Eastern District of Texas (E.D. Tx.) is responsible for almost half of all patent suits filed in 2015, and one judge, Rodney Gilstrap, is
After a dip in filings for 2014, Texas is back as the undisputed leader in hearing patent suits filed by plaintiffs for the first half
The Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International, a case involving computer software, has led to a marked increase in patents being invalidated