April 2014 Ligitation Report

If March was a flat month for NPE litigation April more than made up for it. 662 patent lawsuits were filed in April. 78% of those suits were in the high tech sector. A stunning 94% of high tech patent lawsuits, 482 in all, were filed by patent trolls. 113 small or medium sized companies were targeted by trolls this month. That is double the number filed in March.

The numbers clearly show that patent trolls aren't slowing down. NPEs will continue to aggressively monetize low quality patents. Unified Patents is taking the fight to patent trolls. This month, Unified filed to invalidate PersonalWeb LLC's US patent 5,978,791. Join Unified Patents membership to mitigate the NPE risk your company faces.