Wednesday, November 11, 2009

NPEs (Patent Trolls) in Mobile Telecommunications

NPE (non-practicing entity) is a patent owner who does not manufacture or use the patented invention, but rather than abandoning the right to exclude, an NPE seeks to enforce its right through the negotiation of licenses and litigation.

IPRs and litigations involved by NPEs in mobile telecommunications are analized for US issued patents using Innography.

As of Oct. 30 2009, NPEs hold 907 patent families (4% of total patents) and are involved in 129 lawsuits (13% of total patent litigations).

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