How Patent Litigation Changed In 2018

By Jacqueline Bell (January 31, 2019, 10:07 PM EST) -- 2018 was a year when patent litigators put on the brakes.

The number of new patent case filings continued to drop in federal district courts, according to a new year-in-review report from Lex Machina. Fewer petitions were filed in the Patent Trial and Appeals Board. District courts saw fewer injunction requests.

The past few years have been turbulent for patent attorneys — and changes to the patent litigation landscape have come fast and furious.

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a blockbuster 2017 ruling in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC that reshuffled venue options for litigants. The high...

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