Today Lex Machina is releasing its 4th annual Patent Litigation Year in Review Report and offering a webex to
review the report at 11 am est/ 2pm est. The report analyzes filing trends, key decisions and timing of key events, settlement rates, damages and other key metrics. The report highlights top districts by case filings, top plaintiffs and defendants and law firms representing them. The report also shows top parties willing damages and median award of damages by district courts. The report examines the relationships between finding of infringement and fair use and judgement types ( e.g. default, summary etc.) This year’s report includes two new special sections: 1) a review of the Eastern District of Texas and 2) a party profile of the leading plaintiff.
The most dramatic finding is a 22% decline in patent cases filed in 2016 compared to 2015
The press release quotes Owen Byrd, chief evangelist and general counsel of Lex Machina, regarding the decline in patent litigation: “While it is too soon to tell whether the decline represents a sea change or a one-year anomaly, we will certainly be keeping a close eye on the filing number in the year to come.”
Here are some key findings:
The Live Webcast Lex Machina will host a webcast today covering the highlights of the report. To register for the live event, please visit: http://pages.lexmachina.com/Webcast_Patent-Report-2016-21617_LP—Patent-Webcast—Social.html
Full Copy of Report To request a copy of the full report please register here: http://pages.lexmachina.com/Email_Patent-Report-2016_LP—Social.html