2014 Year In Review

Without question, 2014 was an eventful year for the U.S. patent community. New patent litigation filings in U.S. district courts declined for the first time since 2010, while the number of proceedings in the PTAB grew more than 200%. This is interesting and important information, but it tells only part of the story. In this report we look deeper – we examine cases and administrative proceedings individually, study milestones and events that occurred throughout the litigation lifecycle to shed light on questions that impact the business of our subscribers.