False Patent Marking Dominates Rise In IP Suits In Q3

Law360, New York (October 11, 2010, 7:16 PM EDT) -- The number of new intellectual property lawsuits continued to rise in the third quarter of 2010, a trend some attorneys attributed to a glut of false patent marking cases, more foreign companies using U.S. courts to enforce their patents and — at least in the copyright arena — an improving economy.

There were 2,446 new IP cases filed in the third quarter of 2010, up from 2,053 — or nearly 20 percent — in the third quarter of 2009, according to PACER online court records. New...
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