There were only 3 new intellectual property case (patent, trademark and copyright) filings in May 2011 at the U.S. District Court for Rhode Island. This brings the total to 7 new IP case filings (2 patent and 5 trademark) for the year to date, which is a 30% decrease over the same period in 2010. The new cases in May include one “false marking” patent case and two trademark infringement cases.
So far there have been no new copyright cases filed in 2011 in Rhode Island.
These numbers only include cases that have been designated in the court's database as a patent, trademark or copyright case. There are other cases pending where the complaint may include trademark or other intellectual property claims. But unless the case is designated as such, we are not counting it here.