Copperpod's work is excellent! They compiled from publically available sources a deep and clear understanding of infringing products on behalf of my client and my firm. I highly recommend them for any and all such work in the future.

Counsel, K&L Gates LLP

The Copperpod team is super smart, but more importantly, can explain complex technologies to non-technical people. I worked with them on a data compression case and they was an invaluable resource at depositions, during discovery, and throughout.

Principal, McKool Smith PC

Copperpod guys are trustworthy and dependable. They understand the patent claims and technology, and understands what to look for, and what is important in creating the end-product. I am confident they will handle any and all projects professionally and efficiently, and produce high-quality results.

Attorney, Etheridge Law Group

Patent Litigation

Patent Litigation at the U.S. District Courts

January - June 2021

There were in total 1993 new patent infringement cases filed during January-June 2021, which was a slight increase as compared to 1980 new cases filed over the same period in 2020, driven largely by a small number of high-volume litigants. Notably, even though Covid-19 presented unprecedented challenges for businesses, courts and attorneys, the number of case filings has remained largely unaffected.


During times of economic uncertainty, companies often look for other ways to monetize their assets and maximize investments, which could explain the sustained rise in filings. Fuelled further with the greater litigation funding and increasing Inter-Partes Review institution denials, this moderate increase might only be a start to a much more litigious decade ahead. 

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While Samsung was the early innovator in DDR4, Intel owns 5 times as many patents. The race for DDR4 SDRAM dominance is far from over.

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Reverse Engineering can be a powerful tool for plaintiffs in complex patent litigation.

But is it legal?