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2020 Patent Litigation Trends
The year 2020 presented various challenges to the patent litigation process. Courts are playing catch up as the timelines were affected due to the pandemic. But despite the obstacles, patent litigation increased significantly in the United States.
Each year, we analyze the key trends and insights using data from MaxVal’s Litigation Databank. This year’s report aggregates litigation data from the United States District Courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), the International Trade Commission (ITC), and various other global jurisdictions.
Here are just a few key takeaways you’ll find in the report:
- US district court cases witnessed a 12% growth after years of steady decline.
- PTAB filings saw 13.6% growth after a steep drop in 2019.
- Appeals before the Federal Circuit saw a 4% decline