April continued the 2018 trend of very slight increases, while NPE activity remained slow, presumably waiting for an Oil States decision to determine whether PTAB proceedings were constitutional (spoiler alert – they are constitutional, at least on the narrow ground put before the Supreme Court).  Frequent filers included CXT Systems, Grecia, Hawk Technology, Internet Media

March again saw a very slight increase as the NPEs continued waiting on Oil States.  Frequent filers included Aeritas, Electronic Receipts Delivery Systems, Grecia, Finjan, Hawk Technology, Hybrid Audio, Internet Media Interactive, Landmark Technology, Lit, Location Based Services, Tangelo IP, and Uniloc.

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December was typically slow, as NPEs presumably took time away for the holidays.  Frequent filers included Coding Technologies (in a declaratory action), Hawk Technology Realtime Data, Spider Search Analytics, and Symbology.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database.  Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and

On February 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm the John Marshall Law School is offering what promises to be a very interesting CLE presentation by the former Director of its Center for Intellectual Property Law, Richard S. Gruner. Gruner is also former in-house counsel for IBM and the co-author of Transactional Intellectual Property: From Startups to

October continued at a slight uptick in filings, like September.  Frequent filers included Blackbird Technologies, Coding Technologies, Grecia, Guyzar, Hybrid Audio, Internet Media Interactive, Kroy IP, Landmark Technology, Rothschild, and Voit Technologies.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database.  Docket Navigator is a valuable resource,

July filings were up slightly as patent holders figured out where to file and cleared out a backlog of cases.  As in June, post-TC Heartland filings, East Texas filings stayed way down and the bulk of the non-Texas filings went to Delaware, as well as to a lesser degree California and Illinois district courts,

September filings increased, after the typical August lull.  Frequent filers included Internet Media Interactive, Kaldren, Landmark Technology, Mirror Imaging, Personal Audio, and Realtime Adaptive Streaming.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database.  Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you