2013 turned out to be a typical year for new intellectual property (patent, trademark and copyright) case filings in the U.S. District Court for Rhode Island. We got off to a fast start, with 10 new intellectual property case filings in the first six months of 2013 at the, 6 filings in June alone. But filings dropped dramatically in the second half of the year, with only 1 new trademark filing in the fourth quarter.
In the end, 2013 saw 7 new patent case filings, 3 new trademark case filings, and 3 new copyright case filings. This matches the 2011 total of 13 new filings, and just barely exceeds the 2012 total of 12 new case filings.
Let’s hope for more intellectual property case filings in 2014. Then there will be more cases to highlight here!
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, or where intellectual property counterclaims may have been asserted. But unless the case is designated as such in the court's database, we are not counting it here.
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