Patent Litigation In US District Courts: A 2016 Review

By Jacqueline Bell (March 1, 2017, 12:13 PM EST) -- Law360's deep dive into patent litigation in district courts reveals a nearly 22 percent decline in the number of new patent suits filed across the country, providing some limited relief for courts in the most popular jurisdictions, even as some of the year's most aggressive patent plaintiffs make bold new moves. Here are some of the key findings.

The number of new patent cases filed in 2016 — just over 4,000 cases — represents a five-year low. Over the past few years, district courts have been grappling with a number of factors: the impact of the America Invents Act, increasingly bold...

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