Patent case filings in October 2014 up from September 2014, but still down 33% from last October

The October total for patent case filings is 340 – a slight increase of 2.5% over September’s total of 331 cases filed.  October of 2013, by contrast, saw 511 cases filed, leaving this year’s October down 33%.



Comparing the first ten months of the past few years, it appears that 2014 lags behind 2013 but could finish at near 2012 levels:

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By Brian C. Howard, Legal Data Scientist & Director of Analytics Services