This recent RPX[1] report tells retailers what you likely already knew anecdotally – NPE cases are back. Patent litigation filings in the first half of 2015 are close to 2013 levels. As you are likely aware, this is in stark contrast to the large drops in 2014 filings.

The 2014 drop was largely explained

Reactions to the Supreme Court’s CLS Bank v. Alice decision were mixed on both sides of the debate.  Everyone seemed to agree that software patents were not dead, but whether the decision would change the software patent landscape was unclear.  Just three months later, however, there is good news for retailers.  Both the Federal Circuit