Eastern Texas patent complaints down 50%

A new litigation analysis report released by Bloomberg Law examined intellectual property litigation trends in the third quarter of 2017 and found that patent infringement complaints filed in the Eastern District of Texas were down more than 50% compared to the second quarter.

Litigation Analysis – Q3 2017 examined the overall impact of the Supreme Court decision TC Heartland v Kraft Foods on patent litigation strategy.

The report is the first in a quarterly series of reports from Bloomberg Law that will explore intellectual property litigation including trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks and patents.

“The new report further explores the inconsistent application of venue rules and analyzes data on top patent judges and law firms and plaintiffs who most often appear before those judges,” said Bloomberg Law.

Alex Butler, vice president and general manager of Corporate, IP, and Tech & Telecom for Bloomberg Law said: “The patent litigation landscape has experienced such a significant shift over the past quarter.

“We wanted to offer both corporate counsel and patent attorneys practicing in law firms new perspectives from our team’s in-depth analysis and data on filing trends and key decisions as they consider their dispute resolution and litigation strategies.”