Federal Circuit Faces Slight Increase In Patent Cases

Law360, New York (May 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Contrary to reports that patent litigation is exploding, the number of pending patent appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rose just about 2% over the course of the past year, according to a trade association.

IPO, a trade association representing owners of intellectual property, released estimates showing that although the number of overall pending appeals at the Federal Circuit surged to 1,211 by the end of April, a 13% increase during a one-year period, the number of patent appeals inched up...
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