Unified Patents Announces First Half of 2014 NPE Litigation Survey Results

2,671 patent cases were filed in the 1st half of 2014.

By comparison, 2,998 patent cases were filed in the 1st half of 2013. Therefore, total patent litigations have decreased almost 10% for the comparable period last year.

1811 (or 68%) of cases filed in the 1st half of 2014 were High-Tech related.

1534 (or 85%) of all High-Tech patent cases were brought by Non Practicing Entities (NPEs),

289 (or 18%) of High Tech litigations by NPEs targeted small or medium enterprises (SMEs).