YYZ LLC v. Pegasystems Inc., 1-13-cv-00581 (DED May 2, 2016, Order) (Robinson, J.)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof, 337-TA-963 (ITC April 27, 2016, Order) (Lord, ALJ)
Monday, May 2, 2016
WHAT THESE CHARTS MEAN
These charts show the most active patentees in U.S. district court cases during the first quarter of 2016 by the number of cases and the number of accusations asserted in those cases. In the first quarter of 2016, Shipping and Transit LLC was named as a litigant in 31 cases. To see a list of the cases, click here. (Note: To view a list of cases involving other parties, click the pencil icon next to the “party” filter in the search results.)
A Patent Accusation is a more granular way to measure the volume of litigation activity than counting the number of cases or litigants. The term means a request for relief, the resolution of which could determine if a patent has been infringed or the patent’s validity or enforceability.
For example, a civil case with one plaintiff asserting one patent against one defendant would involve one patent accusation, whereas a case with one plaintiff asserting 5 patents against 10 defendants would result in 50 infringement accusations. Multiple claims involving the same parties and patents (e.g., a claim of infringement and a declaratory judgment counterclaim of invalidity or unenforceability) are counted as a single accusation.
FIRST QUARTER 2015
For comparison, the charts below show the top patentees for the same time period in 2015.
ART+COM Innovationpool GmbH v. Google Inc., 1-14-cv-00217 (DED April 28, 2016, Order) (Andrews, J.)
Friday, April 29, 2016
Clarilogic, Inc. v. FormFree Holdings Corporation et al, 3-15-cv-00041 (CASD April 27, 2016, Order) (Sabraw, J.)
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Gonzalez v. InfoStream Group, Inc., 2-14-cv-00906 (TXED April 26, 2016, Order) (Gilstrap, J.)