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Patent Suits Break Decade-Old Trend, Drop In '05

Law360 (January 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- 2005 was a big year for intellectual property lawsuits, with combined patent, copyright and trademark cases jumping 14% over 2004, according to a survey conducted by IP Law Bulletin. But behind those numbers is a surprising trend: patent litigation is on the decline in the U.S., while copyright litigation is exploding thanks to aggressive enforcement actions by the entertainment industry.

Breaking a decade-old trend, patent lawsuits dropped 11% to 2,651 new lawsuits in 2005 from the year before. The drop marks a sharp reversal from the...
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