Day Before Patent Reform Was Signed, Mad Dash By Trolls To Sue: 51 Cases Against 680 Defendants
from the in-under-the-wire dept
Groklaw noted a bunch of last minute patent troll lawsuits being filed right before the bill was signed into law, naming three such trolls that brought 12 cases against 222 companies, but also noting that this didn't represent all such cases. In fact, the folks at RPX contacted us with more data on this, noting that 85 cases against over 800 defendants were filed in the two week period before the bill was signed into law... and that includes 51 cases against 680 defendants the day before the bill was signed into law. This is in comparison to an average of about 160 companies sued in a "normal" week for infringement.