IP Litigation Flourishes, Despite Fewer Appeals

Law360, New York (October 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Appeals of district court patent infringement decisions have fallen to their lowest level since fiscal year 2001, but experts say the decline doesn't necessarily mean the boom in intellectual property litigation has gone bust.

Statistics recently released by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit showed that 395 appeals were filed from district court patent infringement cases in fiscal year 2007, which ended on Sept. 30. The number of appeals had reached a high of 453 in fiscal year 2006, with the number of...
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