The Latest Patent Litigation Statistics

The number of patent lawsuits each month in the United States is tracked by Managing IP, a worldwide intellectual property site. Last month, suits were down compared to June and July. Statistics are provided in the article below grouping information by month, year and even plaintiff categories. Read the full piece:

US
district court patent litigation by month
2013 2014 2015 2016
January 486 330 445 276
February 547 447 492 297
March 403 499 509 393
April 604 681 391 456
May 502 387 608 385
June 484 415 653 460
July 476 421 478 414
August 521 396 309 405
September 552 320 327
October 515 340 439
November 578 334 840
December 422 439 279
Total for
year
6,090 5,009 5,770 3,086

The number of patent lawsuits filed in US district court
fell to 405 in August, according to figures taken from the
Docket Navigator database
.

This compares with 414 cases in June and the 2016 high of
460 cases in June.

The August figure was above the average monthly figure for
the year so far of 386 cases, a result of a slow start to the
year for patent suit filing. 

This compares with full-year monthly average figures of 481
in 2015, 417 in 2014 and 508 in 2013.

According to Managing IP’s analysis of figures
taken from Docket Navigator, newcomer Autumn Cloud filed the
most cases in August, with 15.

Serial filer Uniloc was the second-most-active filer. Its 12
cases pushed its 2016 total up to 80 by the end of August. A
further six cases filed on September 6 moved
Uniloc’s total up further to 86.  

2016’s leading filer Shipping & Transit
filed 11 cases in August, pushing its year total into three
figures with 101 cases.

Managing IP regularly tracks US patent litigation filing.
Subscribers and triallists can view our analysis of filing in
July
here
and our analysis of the busiest companies and law
firms at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in the first six
months of this year
here
.

Patent litigation filing August 31

Plaintiffs filing more than five cases in
August
Autumn Cloud 15
Uniloc 12
Mobile
Telecommunications Technologies
11
Shipping and
Transit
11
Codec Technologies 10
Simpson Performance
Products
10
St Luke
Technologies
10
Reflection Code 9
Rothschild Digital
Confirmation
9
Blackbird Tech 8
International License
Exchange of America
8
Vortex Pathway 8
Banertek 7
Bitro Group, 7
Horizon Pharma 7
Network Architecture
Innovations
6
Novocrypt 6
Source:
Docket Navigator

Top
plaintiffs in cases filed Jan 1- Aug 31
2016
Shipping and
Transit
101
Uniloc USA 80
Sportbrain Holdings 57
Guyzar 35
Verified Hiring 34
T-Rex Property 33
Hawk Technology
Systems
33
Global Equity Management
(SA)
31
Digital Audio Encoding
Systems
29
Solocron Education 29
Source:
Docket Navigator

Source: http://www.managingip.com/Blog/3584763/US-patent-litigation-update-filing-falls-in-August.html