Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PriceWaterhouseCooper's 2014 Patent Litigation Study

Tonight, check out PWC's 2014 Patent Litigation Study - As case volume leaps, damages continue general decline. This study is interesting.

IP Navigator argues the explosion in patent litigation is a myth. IP Navigator's article states the study fails to support big tech's claim that patent litigation is out of control. Instead, big tech pushes the myth to pressure Congress to pass new laws that limit US patents. This makes sense as an incumbent wouldn't want strong patents held by startups. After all, it might shake up the status quo.

How do lobbyists and academics perpetuate the myth? Ignore that the increase in cases is partly due to the American Invents Act making it difficult to join multiple defendants in a single lawsuit, plus ignore that the increase in patent litigation is also due to an increase of US patent grants.

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