Litigation Nation: By the Numbers

Nov. 7, 2008
Patent infringement claims bedevil manufacturers, survey finds.

It's a big, bad litigious world out there for U.S. and UK manufacturers, according to the latest litigation trends survey results issued by law firm Fulbright & Jaworski. Slightly more than half (54%) of U.S. manufacturers faced six or more new lawsuits in the past year, behind only insurance companies and retailers as a top target. Claims related to intellectual property disputes abounded among manufacturers. According to the data:

52 percentage of U.S. manufacturers that had at least one patent infringement claim filed against them in the past three years

51 percentage of manufacturers that asserted at least one patent infringement claim in the past three years

71 percentage of manufacturers that have had at least one patent infringement claim result in litigation in the past three years

13 percentage of manufacturers that expect an increase in the number of patent infringement claims filed against them

8 percentage of manufacturers that expect an increase in the number of patent infringement claims they assert

See Also

Popular Sponsored Recommendations

Global Supply Chain Readiness Report: The Pandemic and Beyond

Sept. 23, 2022
Jabil and IndustryWeek look into how manufacturers are responding to supply chain woes.

Empowering the Modern Workforce: The Power of Connected Worker Technologies

March 1, 2024
Explore real-world strategies to boost worker safety, collaboration, training, and productivity in manufacturing. Emphasizing Industry 4.0, we'll discuss digitalization and automation...

How Manufacturers Can Optimize Operations with Weather Intelligence

Nov. 2, 2023
The bad news? Severe weather has emerged as one of the biggest threats to continuity and safety in manufacturing. The good news? The intelligence solutions that build weather ...

How Organizations Connect and Engage with Frontline Workers

June 14, 2023
Nearly 80% of the 2.7 billion workers across manufacturing, construction, healthcare, transportation, agriculture, hospitality, and education are frontline. Learn best practices...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of IndustryWeek, create an account today!