Polsinelli Podcast - Why Patent Troll Lawsuits Are on the Rise and Often Against Startups

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Current research indicates that patent trolls are now bringing the majority of U.S. Patent lawsuits. According to a study by Professor Colleen Chien of Santa Clara University, 61% of all lawsuits filed through December 1, 2012 were filed by trolls. That is up from 45% in 2011 and only 23% five years ago. Troll lawsuits are increasingly targeting startup firms. The same study shows that 35% of startups that raise between $50 to $100 million have been sued on a patent. In this week's "Inside Law" podcast produced by Polsinelli, IP & See more +
Current research indicates that patent trolls are now bringing the majority of U.S. Patent lawsuits. According to a study by Professor Colleen Chien of Santa Clara University, 61% of all lawsuits filed through December 1, 2012 were filed by trolls. That is up from 45% in 2011 and only 23% five years ago. Troll lawsuits are increasingly targeting startup firms. The same study shows that 35% of startups that raise between $50 to $100 million have been sued on a patent. In this week's "Inside Law" podcast produced by Polsinelli, IP & Technology Litigation Chair Keith Grady explores the issue. See less -

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