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Patent litigation costs involving NPEs in the U.S. 2005-2011

Aggregated accrued direct costs of patent litigations involving NPEs in the United States from 2005 to 2011 (in million U.S. dollars)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 28, 2012
Patent litigation costs involving NPEs in the U.S. 2005-2011 The statistic shows a the aggregated accrued direct costs of patent litigations involving NPEs in the United States from 2005 to 2011. NPEs are popularly known as "patent trolls", firms who do not produce goods and services from their patents, but use them to sue other companies who do. In 2009, the total costs for defendants in NPE patent litigations amounted to about 13.7 billion U.S. dollars.
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Aggregated accrued direct costs of patent litigations involving NPEs in the United States from 2005 to 2011 (in million U.S. dollars)

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