This year, the United States is set to experience the highest number of patent disputes in its history. There were 3,499 patent litigation cases in 2011 and this is projected to hit 6,100 in 2015. Legal action over intellectual property infringements often involve tech companies. Apple
have found themselves in the crosshairs 35 times so far this year, while Samsung
has endured 33 litigation cases in the first half of 2015.