Every picture tells a story. So does each increase or decrease in the number of U.S. patents major businesses receive over the prior year. The
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It was the second record-breaking year in a row for IP CloseUp readership, with 43,946 visits in 2016, an 81% increase from 24,273 in 2015.
The size of businesses sued most frequently for patent infringement in 2016 were significantly larger than in 2015, when five little-known patent holders were among
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Cybersecurity firm Blue Coat Systems has decided to opt-out of an initial public offering and sell itself to software security leader Symantec for $4.65 billion.
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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
While it may seem like all of the patent infringement targets are large technology companies in 2015, at least 7 of the top 10 defendants
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Lack of certainty and the high cost of monetizing patents are motivating some businesses to acquire impressive looking patents, not necessarily valid or essential ones.