PwC's 2012 Patent Litigation Study Sees Stakes for Patent Infringement Remaining High, Reports

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Big4, 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. reports that in 2012, two of the four largest patent infringement damages amounts were awarded – totaling approximately $1 billion in damages each. 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.

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