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An early win is pivotal, especially when there is an incline in competition, for both the patentee and the infringer. Discover and understand the patent friendly courts and sense the potential win rates beforehand through high-level litigation analytics by court-specific data.

Key Insights:

In the year 2013 the number of lawsuits in US district courts increased by 12% from the previous year, although the “America Invents Act” was passed on September 16, 2011 aimed at decreasing patent infringement
Throughout 2015, Patent Trial and Appeal Board registered the highest number of lawsuits despite the fact that 2014 saw an increase in these numbers by 111% as opposed to 2013
In 2015, the CAFC recorded its highest number of appeals with 556 patent cases in total
25 cases were heard in the US Supreme Court during 2013, which stands to be the highest number till date
The number of cases filed at the International Trade Commission in fiscal year 2012 fell by 40 percent, leading some to wonder if the agency's allure as the latest IP hotspot is fading. In fiscal year 2016, just 48 cases were instituted, compared with a record of 70 cases in 2017.

Top 5 US District Courts and YOY Trends:

Some jurisdictions (Texas Eastern and Delaware) remain favorable venues for patent holders, with criteria such as shorter time-to-trial, higher success rates etc.
Texas Eastern was the most popular venue for patent infringement litigation but there is a decrease in trend since May 2017 after the Supreme Court construed that all infringement lawsuits must be brought in the appropriate judicial district known as “proper business venue.”
The Delaware District Court shows an increase in number of litigation cases that might have moved to Delaware from Texas East, since many firms are registered in Delaware.

Top 10 Litigious Companies:

Apple ranks No.1 in terms of the number of lawsuits they are involved in. Apple tops the charts by filing 400+ patent infringement cases and defending 550+ cases
Samsung is a close second by filing 290+ cases and being the defendant in around 490+ cases
The top defendant list then includes a collection of the world’s largest consumer tech firms including Sony Corp, AT&T, Inc., LG Corp, Amazon, Mylan, Google, Inc. and Microsoft. Google, Inc., Microsoft, LG Corp. and Sony Corp have made their presence eminent by filing several patent cases in the year 2017.

Litigious Patent:

This analysis sheds light to the user to arrive at decisions prior to filing a patent based on their business segment, also analyze outcomes of similar patent infringement cases in this segment. Users can also understand the fact that a powerful patent will survive many battles from the report.
The top 3 litigious patents over the years are no longer active were invented by Martin Kelly Jones
US6904359, US7400970, US6952645 are the top litigious patents that were litigated 453, 410 and 325 times respectively
The current assignee of all these patents is Shipping and Transit LLC—formerly known as ArrivalStar, also known as Melvino Technologies, these companies are Non-Practicing Entities involved in the most litigious patent troll. The companies sued for these eight patents are from many different industries, including transportation, manufacturing, retail and telecommunications. On July 27, 2015, the patents were assigned to a new entity: Shipping and Transit LLC.
The field of invention of the top 3 litigious patents is data communications and information systems and all the three patents belongs to the inventor Martin Kelly Jones which was aimed at vehicle tracking.

Litigation Analysis by Patent-IPC Category:

This analysis helps the user to understand the trend of patent litigations by IPC category and derive inferences to make strategic decisions on their filings. Also to identify the sectors where future investments can be made.
There is a strong representation of software related patterns, due to which we find the IPC category G06F (Electric digital data processing) to be ranked first in the top 10 litigious IPC categories.
G06F is followed by A61K (Preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes), which confirms the prevalence of patent-litigation in drugs and bio-technology patents.

Judge Analysis:

The Judge analytics allows the user to study the trends in the decisions provided by Judges in the respective courts.
James Rodney Gilstrap is ranked first as to the single federal judge having to preside over the highest number of filed cases, the highest number of litigants, and the highest number of accusations. 1,276 cases were heard by him in 2016, this is 19% higher than the cases that he handled in 2015.
68% of cases in 2014 and 71% of cases in 2016, handled by Rodney Gilstrap resulted in both the parties agreeing to settle the dispute via court mediation. It is to be noted that Judgments on Merits provided during 2015 & 2016 by Rodney Gilstrap were very low at 0.2% and 0.9% in turn.
68% of cases in 2014 and 71% of cases in 2016, handled by Rodney Gilstrap resulted in both the parties agreeing to settle the dispute via court mediation. It is to be noted that Judgments on Merits provided during 2015 & 2016 by Rodney Gilstrap were very low at 0.2% and 0.9% in turn.
Robert W. Schroeder is the second most active patent judge in the nation who was also nominated as Well Qualified (WQ) judge by American Bar Association(ABA). His notable patent cases include the VirnetX v. Apple lawsuit, where in 2017 Virnetx won a $302 million verdict against Apple.

Outcome Analysis–District Court:

We provide a complete analysis of the terminated court cases by turning court data sets into insights and decisions that lead to better legal outcomes which eventually helps in making strategic decisions.
In more than 50% of the cases, the parties agreed to settle the dispute via court mediation. Plaintiff requested termination in 24% of total suits held in district courts and “Judgments on merits” were awarded only for 5% of total cases concluded.
Out of court settlements by parties have increased to around 4% of total cases after 2013.

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