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2009 patent litigation study

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2009 patent litigation study is a 24-page publication by PriceWaterhouseCoopers which discusses non-practising entities and damages in the USA.

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Page 4

  • "In 2008, 2,896 patent infringement actions were filed"
  • Patent litigation filing is increasing 1.5 times faster than patent application filing

Pages 5 & 6

  • "Damages awards for NPEs have averaged more than double those for practicing entities since 1995."
  • "The median damages award for patent holders who are NPEs was more than triple the award for practicing entities over the last seven years."

Page 7

Chart 2C is a list of damages awards exceeding $100 Million: 2005 to 2008. There are ten cases; four or five of them seem to be about software patents.

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