Smartphone, Pharma Giants Dominate List Of Top IP Targets

By Jacqueline Bell (February 10, 2016, 5:28 PM EST) -- Smartphone makers remain irresistible targets for patent litigation plaintiffs, with Samsung and Apple topping Law360's list of frequently named defendants in patent lawsuits filed in 2015. But increasingly ferocious intellectual property battles over generic drugs mean industry giants like Mylan Pharmaceuticals are starting to give smartphone makers some competition for that dubious honor.

Law360's analysis of the patent lawsuits filed in U.S. courts in 2015 revealed a nearly 15 percent increase in the number of new filings compared with the year before, and the companies on Law360's list of top patent targets certainly felt the effects of a rising tide of...

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