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For US lawyers, the patent party is most definitely over

By Richard Lloyd

Patent litigation in the United States has been transformed over the last decade, but as new data shows the average cost of a case falling precipitously, patent lawyers are facing up to a very different reality

In 10 years of legislative changes, judicial tweaks and precedential decisions from the highest courts in the land, patent litigation in the United States has been turned on its head. Patent owners and their advisers have the Supreme Court to blame – or thank, depending on their point of view – for many of these changes. As a result of eBay and the way that it has been...

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Issue 87