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Litigation & Arbitration

Feb. 12, 2024

2023 saw biggest drop in patent cases in a decade, study finds

The recent decrease in filings is likely caused, at least in part, by the drop in cases filed by high-volume plaintiffs, according to analytics service Lex Machina.

This graph shows where most patent cases are now filed. Courtesy of Lex Machina

Patent litigation in California continued to steadily decline as Texas and Delaware courts saw the most filings in 2023, according to a new report by legal analytics service Lex Machina. The past year had the lowest number of patent cases filed in the federal district courts over the past decade.

Elaine Chow, Lex Machina’s patent data expert and report editor, said in a news release with the report on Thursday that the recent decrease in f...

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