The US Litigation Analysis playbook gives you an overview of litigation trends in the US market. This information helps you to assess litigation trends in the US to make informed litigation decisions.
With this playbook, you get an overview of the patent litigation trends in the US market, including case trend analysis and NPE (non-practicing entity) case trend analysis. Thus you can analyze trends in NPE cases and district courts. Additionally, you can identify the outcome of lawsuits and average case duration.
The data within the US Litigation Analysis playbook helps you to identify litigating parties, including insights into NPE activity. It also helps to identify more courts that are less favorable towards lawsuit filers. With this, you can also identify the technology areas with the highest litigation activity and the most common plaintiffs in a specific technology field.
Avoiding areas of higher litigation risk helps to effectively plan responses to litigation thus save time and resources.
To access US Litigation Analysis playbook, on the Insights homepage scroll to Litigation Analysis and click 'Create Analysis'
Start by defining the time range to analyze US litigation data.
Here's a brief introduction to the charts you will find in the playbook.
1. Case Trend Analysis:
The Case Trend analysis chart shows the annual litigation case trend in the US, broken down by the number of cases occurring in specific courts and the number and percentage of cases that were appealed against.
This is useful to understand if certain courts are taking more patent cases. Also, you can assess if there are new policies or changes in the market that can affect the number of cases each year. Additionally, you can evaluate if it is a good time to enter the US market by getting a sense of the litigation activity.
2. NPE Case Trend Analysis
This chart shows a breakdown of the types of Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs) operating in the US market. There are two types of NPEs represented in this chart: ‘Individual’ and ‘company’. This chart is useful to identify high litigation threats. A high percentage of NPE companies can represent a high litigation threat.
3. NPE Type Analysis
The NPE type analysis chart shows the annual litigation case trend in the US, broken down by the number of cases where the plaintiff is an NPE (non-practicing entity). This graph can help to predict the number of lawsuits filed in the upcoming years by NPEs and non-NPEs, which could also indicate how litigation could impede the technological process in the US market.
4. Case duration
The Case Action Overview graph shows the time it takes for NPE and Non-NPE (as plaintiff) litigation cases to close. This is useful to understand the average duration of proceedings to conclude in the US, which should generally take between 12 to 15 months.
5. Key Technologies
The key technologies chart allows you to visualize the top technology classifications (IPC group) of patents involved in litigation cases in the US. This is helpful to highlight the litigation risk of holding patents in certain technology fields.
6. Plaintiff/Defendant in Top10
The Plaintiff/Defendant chart showcases the top 10 plaintiffs, and the corresponding defendants, associated with cases involving patents in the top 3 technology areas (these can be changed using the chart tabs). With this chart, you can understand who the most litigious organizations are in certain technology fields and who could then pose a greater litigation threat to nearby players.
7. Case Action Overview
The Case Action Overview graph shows the number of cases associated with different procedures. This is helpful to provide an overview of the main characteristics of US litigation cases and understand the reasons why resources have been allocated to cases.
8. Case Outcomes
The Case Outcomes chart helps you to understand the outcomes of litigation cases in the US market. Dive into the records to understand details on how cases have been resolved. The chart shows a breakdown of the outcomes of cases that have ended.
10. Basic of Termination
This chart helps you to understand the basis of the termination of litigation cases in the US market. This is useful to understand and forecast the number of procedural actions taken by US courts concerning the litigation.
11. Top District Courts
This table shows the top district courts in the US with the highest number of cases (includes being processed and closed), the average duration of cases in the court, the number of cases where an NPE is a plaintiff, and the percentage of cases where the NPE is the plaintiff. This is useful to understand whether some courts have a higher number of NPE cases, enabling you to prepare accordingly to increase chances of success.