Patent Litigation Evolves Slowly In Shaky Economy

Law360, New York (November 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Attorneys tend to think of patent litigation as one of the more steady fields of law, and the number of new case filings in district courts over the past five years bears out that notion of stability, according to the 2009 Law360 Litigation Almanac.

But underneath those solid numbers, forces ranging from a shaky economy to precedent-shifting court decisions have slowly but surely altered the landscape of patent litigation, creating new challenges for patent attorneys on the prosecution and defense sides alike, intellectual property experts say....
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