Patent Litigation Expected to Soar in 2017

There has been a surge in patent litigation in the past five years, fueled by the accumulation of patents by Non-Practicing-Entities (NPEs) or Patent-Assertion-Entities (PAEs), commonly known as “patent trolls.” Of the over 7,500 patent trials and appeals filed in 2015, patent trolls filed 66.9% of all patent lawsuits.

The new Trump administration could be an important factor bringing more patent holders and patent trolls to initiate litigation.

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