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Patent Payouts by the Numbers

By Kari Santos | Sep. 2, 2014

Law Office Management

Sep. 2, 2014

Patent Payouts by the Numbers

Compensatory damages in patent-litigation awards soared from 2002 to 2013, helping the overall payouts balloon. But royalties rose even faster, shifting from 2 percent of payouts to 68 percent.

NOTE: Data covers only patent cases filed in U.S. District Court, 2000 to 2013, in which compensatory damages were paid (about 2 percent of all cases). Payouts in each case are counted only once, in the year the case ended.

SOURCE: Lex Machina Patent Litigation Damages Report,

Kari Santos

Daily Journal Staff Writer

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