Data Analysis

BlackBerry patent buyer set to become the world’s largest wireless networks NPE

New research indicates that Catapult IP is acquiring a portfolio of quality assets that can potentially be asserted against some very big names

17 February 2022

What Judge Leonard Stark’s departure means for the US’s second-busiest patent court

With the highly-experienced judge confirmed to the Federal Circuit, his former colleagues in Delaware will cover the 233 cases he was scheduled to hear Docket Navigator data suggests this might favour defendants

14 February 2022

Inside the litigation record of the man set to own 38,000 BlackBerry patents

Data from Docket Navigator shows that buyer York Eggleston IV’s existing NPEs – named after stones and slingshots – have filed at least 36 lawsuits against 23 defendants

07 February 2022

Downturn in Fintiv discretionary denials may be tied to earlier-filed IPRs, stipulation practice

Docket Navigator data shows the rate of discretionary denials was cut in half in top patent courts in 2021 as defendants adapted their legal strategies

31 January 2022

Moderna, Nike and TSMC among pandemic-era outperformers in patent portfolio strength

Innovation metric that’s agnostic to patent quantity highlights diverse group of companies that have put distance between themselves and their competition over the past two years

25 January 2022

Ericsson taps long-time litigation counsel with Vidal ties for Apple battle

Docket Navigator data shows why Swedish telco has once again turned to Tom Melsheimer of Winston & Strawn – who has worked closely with USPTO Director nominee Kathi Vidal for 20 years

24 January 2022

Apple heads into Ericsson clash without long-time in-house litigation chief

Noreen Krall, who served as vice president and chief litigation counsel for more than a decade and helped build the company’s reputation as a fierce courtroom opponent, left Apple in December, IAM has learned

21 January 2022

USPTO reports strong finances despite a fall in patent filings

Increased fees helped the office's budget escape unscathed from a drop in applications, and the agency expects 1.5% growth in patenting this year

19 January 2022

Ten things to know about patent litigation in the Central District of California

Docket Navigator data shows the nation’s fourth-busiest patent venue is less defendant-friendly than its neighbour to the north

17 January 2022

The Western District of Texas is a problem, but not for the reasons you think

Saturday Opinion: the popularity of Judge Alan Albright’s court as a venue for plaintiffs in patent cases comes down to so many of them not feeling they have a fair chance elsewhere

15 January 2022

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