Big data compiled by LexisNexis’s PatentAdvisor system has revealed that, in the last 20 years, 100% of Smith & Hopen’s patents that were litigated in District Court have resulted in a patent owner win. A screen capture of the PatentAdvisor data is shown below:
As you can see, there have been 36 District Court proceedings based on 25 patents that were secured by the attorneys at Smith & Hopen. From a percentage standpoint, 1.7% of Smith & Hopen’s US patents have been litigated in District Court. This is on par with the reported patent litigation rate of 1.9% from 2007-2016. Amazingly, the patent owner has won every time. While we admittedly did not litigate every case, this statistic reveals that we are meeting our goal of securing litigation-quality patents for our clients.