Lex Machina pioneered the introduction of interactive litigation analytics for the law firms with the launch of the Intellectual Property product in end uses. It launched as a project at Stanford Law School. Now a LexisNexis product, they offer one of the most sophisticated analytics products in the legal market and cover all types of federal, They are also expanding their coverage of state litigation.
Today Lex Machina is releasing the 2021 Patent Litigation Report which analyzes all federal patent litigation.
Register here for a copy of the report: https://pages.lexmachina.com/2022PatentLitigationReport.html
Patent Report Webcast
Lex Machina is hosting a webcast to discuss the report on May 19, 2022 at noon ET/9am PT with Michael Flynn (Partner at Morris Nichols), Elaine Chow (Lex Machina’s Patent Legal Data Expert), moderated by Joshua Harvey (Manager of the Lex Machina’s Customer Success Team). Register for the event or view a recording: https://pages.lexmachina.com/20220519-PatentLitigationReportWebcast_LP.html
Here are some key findings
- W.D, Tex., D Del., and E.D, Tex. have the highest number of patent filings in 2021
Patent case filings are consolidating more into the top three courts, from 47% in 2019 to 57% in 2021.
Federal PTAB appellate case filings fell 40% between 2020 and 2021.
23% of federal PTAB appellate cases that terminated from 2019 to 2021 were ultimately reversed.
34% of federal patent appellate cases that terminated from 2019 to 2021 were ultimately reversed.
Samsung, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon were the most active patent defendants in 2021.
WSOU Investments LLC ( a patent monetization company) was the most active plaintiff in patent litigation last year.
Judge Albright was assigned to 23% of all patent cases filed in 2021.
- Fish & Richardson top the list of defendant firms representing 669 defendants in 38 districts between 2019 and 2021.
Data and Methodology – I have to confess my favorite part of this report was the two pages explaining how the data was collected,
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