Despite Drop In New Patent Suits, Attys Hard At Work

Law360, New York (February 27, 2015, 5:52 PM EST) -- A 19 percent drop in the number of new patent lawsuits filed in 2014 can be traced to U.S. Supreme Court rulings that appear to be discouraging nonpracticing entities from bringing cases, but the reduction has had virtually no effect on the patent workload at major firms, attorneys say.

According to statistics compiled by Law360, a total of 4,839 new patent lawsuits were filed in 2014, down from 5,967 in 2013. However, attorneys say that hasn't translated to any less work in the patent litigation trenches.

"I see those numbers, and they scare me, but I'm not feeling it yet," Paul...

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