A Decade Of Patent Litigation In 4 Charts

By Jacqueline Bell (February 27, 2020, 6:55 PM EST) -- Remember when a single patent case could name dozens of defendants? Remember a time before a ruling called Alice shook up patent litigation? Remember when the Eastern District of Texas seemed like the only court where patent cases were being filed?

Flip back through a decade in patent litigation with these four charts from a new Lex Machina report.

The Courts

In 2019, the most active district for patent filings was the District of Delaware, attracting nearly 28% of cases. That's a sea change from just five years ago, when the Eastern District of Texas was nabbing nearly half of all...

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