Data Analysis

IBM’s LzLabs lawsuit – one of just 20 since 2008 – is proof positive of a successful licensing programme

A deep dive on Docket Navigator shows that IBM has filed just 20 cases as a plaintiff but has been a defendant in 152 since 2008. It also has an impressive track record at the PTAB

28 March 2022

Exclusive data on Chinese patent citations shows companies shaping SEP development

Huawei and ZTE are the most likely to be cited as prior art by Chinese patent examiners looking at standards-related applications

25 March 2022

Apple, Ericsson agree on former Eastern Texas federal judge to mediate their DJ actions

Docket Navigator data shows that David Folsom handled 431 patent cases in his last five years as a US District Judge, and now the Jackson Walker partner mostly represents defendants

21 March 2022

Unified Patents' IPR filings shrink, but case outcomes show impact on NPEs

Unified Patents struggles more than others to get IPRs instituted, Docket Navigator data reveals, but when it does, the firm has the third-highest win rate among the top 10 PTAB petitioners

14 March 2022

Semiconductor R&D investment remains strong, supporting continued pace of patenting

Co-published: Spending by 13 leading vendors suggests that the growth of the past decade is all set to continue into the 2020s

10 March 2022

Florida and Pennsylvania courts seeing rise in design patent enforcement amid counterfeiting crisis

Trend propelled the Southern District of Florida and Western District of Pennsylvania onto Docket Navigator’s 2021 list of busiest US courts for patent defendants

07 March 2022

Though rare nationwide, IPR stay motions have better success in some US states than others

A Docket Navigator analysis of motions to stay litigation pending an inter partes review shows that top US patent judges rarely pause cases until an IPR is instituted – unless you’re in California

28 February 2022

Ten years of International IP Index paints optimistic picture of steadily growing patent protections

Annual US Chamber of Commerce report shows that IP rights have expanded globally over time – and US remains strong despite eligibility and PTAB uncertainties

24 February 2022

Late disclosure of SEPs is not the issue some claim it to be, says former Ericsson CIPO

BigTech and automaker arguments that patents declared essential after the freeze date should be unenforceable do not stand up to serious scrutiny, says Gustav Brismark

22 February 2022

Rovi’s IPR success in Comcast patent war gave it top PTAB ranking

Docket Navigator shows that petitions against the company were instituted just 42% of the time, making it the rights holder whose assets are the most difficult to challenge

21 February 2022

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