Disturbing NPE Report

Interesting article on Corporate Counsel by Elizabeth Hampton summarizing a report from a Napa Valley conference of IP  companies last year with this key finding:

“In a new report documenting the findings of the summit, attendees—which included 10 of the top 30 targets for non-practicing entities (NPEs, aka, “patent trolls”)—indicated a 22 percent increase in NPE litigation. Of the companies that participated in the summit, more than one-third have 50 or more active IP litigation matters, and 75 percent of all litigation involving participants were NPE suits.”

http://www.law.com/jsp/cc/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202562645465&6_Ways_to_Work_More_Effectively_in_the_US_Patent_System

 

75% percent? That just seems wrong.

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