'Patent Trolls', Other NPEs Win Higher Damages: Report

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT) -- The median damages award for nonpracticing entities in patent cases is nearly twice as high as the median award for companies that practice their patents, according to a report released Wednesday that also found there were more patent suits filed in 2011 than in any year on record.

PricewaterhouseCoopers' 2012 Patent Litigation Study found that between 2006 and 2011, the median damages award for nonpracticing entities was $6.9 million, compared to $3.7 million for practicing entities. The median damages award for patent cases overall was $4...
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