Patent litigation data through 2016 now available

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has updated its Patent Litigation Dataset to include information on patents involved in litigation cases filed between 2003 and 2016. This reliable, free, and publicly accessible dataset now contains detailed patent litigation data on more than 81,000 unique district court cases filed between 1963 and 2016. The six different files include a variety of information, including parties and attorneys, cause of action, location, and litigation history. A companion paper, USPTO Economic Working Paper, USPTO Patent Number and Case Code File Dataset Documentation, documents the updated dataset.

For more information, please visit the Patent Litigation Docket Reports Data webpage.

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