NPE filings began to increase in October, as they usually do in the beginning of Q4. Frequent filers included Hawk Technology, Reflection Code, Rothschild, Shipping & Transit, and Sockeye (as a declaratory judgment defendant). There were also large filings from Kobace and Location Services IP.

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NPE filings increased sharply in November ahead of the implementation of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure amendments which became effective December 1. The amendments deleted from 18 requiring Twombly/Iqbal pleading requirements in patent cases as well as requiring proportionality for discovery. Frequent filers included CYVA Research, eCeipt, Eolas, Hawk Technology, LBS Innovations, Marshall Feature

Patent litigation continued its growth trend in July with large filings from Data Carriers, Location Services, Phoenix Licensing, Shipping & Transit, Symbology and Turn IP. Additional repeat filers included Cascades, Hawk Technologies, and T-Rex Properties. As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database. Docket Navigator is