How Patent Litigation Changed In 2017

Law360 (February 7, 2018, 8:03 AM EST) -- It was a tumultuous year for patent attorneys.

The volume of patent suits in U.S. federal courts hit a low point. The Supreme Court issued a blockbuster ruling that remade the venue map for litigants and agreed to hear a case that could scorch proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The appeal of the International Trade Commission as a patent venue jumped.

Fewer patent suits were filed in U.S. district courts in 2017 than in any year since 2011, when the America Invents Act was passed, according to a new year-in-review report from Lex Machina. A total of 4,060...

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