Patent Trolls Lead Patent Infringement Cases in 2013: Report

By Chris Burt Driven by patent trolls, patent infringement cases increased by 25 percent in 2013 to a record 6,500 filings, according to a report released Thursday by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). The “2014 Patent Litigation Study” (PDF) says the total number of patents granted also increased by 7 percent to almost 300,000 last year.

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