Patent Holders Prevail More Often Before Jury: PwC

Law360, New York (May 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Patent holders are more likely to come out on top in an infringement case — and to be awarded more money — before a jury than they are before a bench, according to a patent litigation study.

In a trend that is not surprising intellectual property experts, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ findings show that patent holders are faring well at a time when jury trials are becoming increasingly popular and involving significantly larger damages awards.

The study revealed that while patent holders have succeeded in only 19% of summary...
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