Monday, September 24, 2007

Patentee Win Rates After KSR

From the 271 blog: "LegalMetric has released a new study on patent owner win rates since the Supreme Court's decision in KSR, and found that patent owner win rates at first increased but then fell substantially below their long-term averages."

With the perception of a new obviousness "standard" cascading down to courts, one would hope these numbers represent a one time weeding out of patent holders asserting claims well beyond their intended scope. This sky is likely not falling for patent holders. Just yet anyway.

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