Law360, New York (February 18, 2015, 4:19 PM EST) -- Without question, 2014 was an eventful year for the patent community. The number of new petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method review (CBM) with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board increased by more than 200 percent, accounting for about 25 percent of all new patent litigation proceedings. Additionally, the U.S. Supreme Court significantly changed the legal landscape for patent-eligible subject matter, induced infringement, indefiniteness and attorney's fees. Docket Navigator recently completed a statistical analysis of litigation activity in 2014 to investigate how these events impacted patent litigation. The key findings are summarized below.
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