New Patent Filings Down In 2016, Lowest Since 2011: Report

Law360, New York (October 11, 2016, 4:54 PM EDT) -- 2016 is on pace to log the fewest number of new patent cases since 2011, according to a quarterly intellectual property litigation trends report released on Tuesday by legal analytics firm Lex Machina.

There were 3,376 new patent cases filed during the first three quarters of 2016, the lowest number of filings during the equivalent periods since 2011, when there were 2,484 cases filed during the first three quarters, according to the data compiled by Lex Machina, a unit of LexisNexis.

The 1,127 new cases filed during the third quarter of 2016 are down 12.6 percent from the 1,289 cases filed...

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