(PRWEB) September 15, 2012
Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC reports the number of patent infringement actions filed in 2011 reached 4,015 – the highest number ever recorded, according to data compiled in the 2012 Patent Litigation Study released by PwC US.
Big4.com reports that in 2012, two of the four largest patent infringement damages amounts were awarded – totaling approximately $1 billion in damages each.
Big4.com also reports that according to PwC, over the last decade, median damages awards for non-practicing entities (NPEs) have almost doubled those of practicing entities. Additionally, PwC found that the disparity between jury and bench awards continued to widen as the median jury award amounted to more than 20 times the median bench award between 2006 and 2011.
Big4.com is the accounting, tax, consulting and IT professions’ premier resource, and has been exclusively focused on Big Four firm professionals and alumni for 10 years, providing high quality content, connectivity and commerce. The Big Four Job Board offers fresh job opportunities – clients include the world’s leading companies. Big Four News covers key news, developments, events, survey results, press releases and appointments. The Big Four Blog provides opinion and insight on recent and key developments, news, happenings, management changes, regulations, acquisitions and capital market activities. Big4 Video is a professionally produced news covering key global developments in this space.
Big4.com has a strong presence on key social media platforms:
Youtube: Big4Video is a professionally produced weekly news magazine.
Twitter: twitter.com/big4 has 9,500 followers.
LinkedIn: The Big Four Alumni and Professionals group is the largest corporate and alumni group with 100,000+ members.
Facebook: The Big4 fan page has 7,500 fans at facebook.com/big4page.
Xing: The Big Four Alumni and Professionals group has 1,450+ members.