Trolltracker: This is really the year of the patent troll
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 09 Nov 2007 17:00
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
This is really the year of the patent troll. Last year, approximately 6,000 defendants were sued nationwide in about 2,800 patent cases. This year, the 6,000th defendant was sued sometime in early October. With the number of cases up nationwide probably 5% over last year, we're still projected for at least a 30% increase in the number of defendants sued. More on that data in a later post. Why? It's because of the numerous multi-defendant patent litigation cases being brought by non-practicing entities and patent trolls in the Eastern District of Texas.
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