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Patent Litigation

Menell, Peter S., Pasahow, Lynn, Pooley, James H. A. and Powers, Matthew D., Patent Case Management Judicial Guide (June 1, 2009). UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1328659 Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1328659 650 pp. [General Principles; Early Case Management; Preliminary Injunction; Discovery; Claim Construction; Summary Judgment; Pretrial Case Management; Trial; Post-Trial; ANDA Cases; Patent Law Primer]
"...authors undertook in 2006 to survey the range of approaches and perspectives on patent case management, foster discussion and analysis of patent case management techniques,authoritative guide for judges, law clerks, practitioners, and patent and civil procedure professors and scholars."

 

Patent Litigation Statistics

US Patent Litigation Statistics (Houston Law Center)

US patent litigation statistics  is provided quartely from 2000 by The University of Houston Law Center's Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law. Court ruling  are classified of on about 40 issues, 16 of them related to patent validity. From 2006 statistics is supported by names of cited cases.

Note: According to above statistics (from 2000 to 2Q 2009), outcome of litigation on novelty and obviousness grounds is the following:

Grounds

Number of Patents Challenged

Patentee Prevailed

Infringer Prevail

§ 103 - obviousness

549

295

254

§ 102(b) - time-bar publication or patent

236

110

126

§ 102(a) - earlier public knowledge or publication

207

139

68

§ 102(b) - on sale

154

82

72

§ 102(b) - public use

105

51

54

§ 102(g) - prior invention by another (novelty)

71

40

31

§ 102(e) - earlier-filed US patent of another

54

30

24

etc.