Tuesday, August 04, 2015

U.S. Copyright Lawsuit Filings Increase By Over 10% In One Year, Double Since 2010


Source - U.S. Courts - Federal Judicial Caseload Statistics

According to the latest annual report on Judicial Business found at www.uscourts.gov, for the period 2013-2014, filing of copyright cases increase 10.2 percent for the year ending September 30, 2014.  In 2010, 2,013 copyright cases were filed.   In 2014 4,041 cases were filed.  This means that filings of copyright litigations have practically doubled in a four-year period.

Patent litigation filings saw an overall significant four-year increase ( 3,301 in 2010 versus 5,686 in 2014).  From 2013 to 2014 however, patent case filings dropped 12.5 percent.

Trademark litigation filings remained relatively constant over the four-year period (3,652 in 2010 versus 3,693 in 2014), but saw a 16.4 percent increase from 2013 to 2014.

From 2010 to 2014 overall intellectual property case filings (combined copyright, patent and trademark)  increased substantially (8,966 in 2010 versus 13,420 in 2014).

Here are the stats:

                            2010         2011         2012        2013          2014       %change 2013/14

IP Total               8,966       9,940          11,666     13,335      13,420               .6
Copyright            2,013       2,297            3,074       3,666        4,041           10.2
Patent                  3,301       4,015            5,189       6,497         5,686         -12.5
Trademark           3,652       3,628            3,403       3,172        3,693           16.4

Intellectual property cases pending for over three years in the U.S. district courts remained stable in the 2013-2014 period

                         2013      2014

IP Total             702         726
Copyright            82           80
Patent                455         482
Trademark         165         164

As the federal courts continue to tackle important and novel issues raised by new technology and its impact on social and legal relationships that previously had little to do with copyright law, it is likely that the trend of increased copyright claims will continue.   For the full 2014 report on federal judicial caseload statistics, go here.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Top 10 Countries Reading Copyright Litigation Blog: Welcome France To #2

France has recently moved to #2 in readership of Copyright Litigation Blog.  Vive le droit d'auteur!

 Pageviews by Countries
Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
EntryPageviews
United States

551129
France

61270
Russia

51440
Ukraine

40000
Germany

32359
United Kingdom

19795
Canada

13258
China

5902
Netherlands

5051
Poland

4986
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Monday, July 06, 2015

Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time

According to Justia BlawgSearch, there are 302 blogs focusing on New York law.  Justia ranks the most popular of "all time".   Here are the top 40:

 1. Real Estate Law Blog
2. New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library
3. New York Public Personnel Law
4. New York Attorney Malpractice Blog
5. Copyright Litigation Blog
6. Criminal Law Library Blog
7. Clancco: Art & Law
8. New York Criminal Lawyer Blog
9. Coverage Counsel
10. ERISA Lawyer Blog
11. New York Law Notes
12. Sui Generis - a New York Law Blog
13. New York Personal Injury Law Blog
14. CFTC Law
15. Securities Law Blog
16. LoTempio Law Blog
17. NY Medical Malpractice Video Tutorials
18. IP in Brief
19. Quitam Help
20. Food, Farm & Family Law Blog
21. Restaurant Worker News Blog
22. Immigration News Blog
23. New York Business Divorce
24. UB Law Library Blog
25. New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog
26.  New York Criminal Lawyer Blog
27. Culture Forum Blog
28. lennyesq
29. NY Divorce Attorney Blog
30. Business Blog
31. Brain Injury Lawyer Blog
32. Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog
33. Wait A Second!
34. New York City Debt Defense Blog
35. New York Law Thoughts
36. New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog
37. New York Employment Attorneys Blog
38. Health Law Attorney Blog
39. New York Legal Update
40.  Title 17: the S(c)ite for Copyright Law

Thanks to everyone for these great contributions to New York law and thanks to Justia for keeping tabs!

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Copyright Law Blogs Of All Time

Justia's Blawgsearch Ranks the "Most Popular" copyright law blogs.  Out of 89 copyright law blogs listed in total by Justia, here are the top 25 of "all time."  Visiting each one shows you just how alive thinking is in copyright law and how the blogosphere opened up this field of interest to public scrutiny and healthy debate

1. IPKat
2. Plagiarism Today
3. Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
4. Chicago IP Litigation Blog
5. Recording Industry vs. The People
6. Likelihood of Confusion
7. Copyfight
8. Copyright Litigation Blog
9. Copyhype
10. Technolama
11. Photo Attorney
12. Case Clothesed For Fashion Law
13. Excess Copyright
14. Internet Cases
15. Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity
16. eLegal Canton
17. Hearsay Culture
18. In Between Cases
19. LoTempio Law Blog
20. techblawg
21. IP In Brief
22. Barry Sookman's Copyright IP Computer
23. QuestionCopyright.org
24. Nolo Presents The Law In Plain English
25. Blawg IT

Congratulations to all of you for your contributions and thanks to Justia for tracking it all.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Intellectual Property Law Blogs of All Time

Justia's Blawgsearch Ranks the "Most Popular" intellectual property law blogs.  Out of 461 intellectual property law blogs listed in total by Justia, here are the top 25 of "all time."  Visiting each one shows you just how alive thinking is in patent, trademark, copyright and related fields and how the blogosphere opened up this field of interest to public scrutiny and healthy debate.

1. IPKAT
2. IPBiz
3. Plagiarism Today
4. Patently-O
5. Patent Docs
6. 43(b)log
7. Law & Disorder
8.  Technology & Marketing Law
9. Chicago IP Litigation Blog
10. Recording Industry v. The People
11. William Carleton, Counselor @ Law
12.  Hollywood, Esq.
13.  Likelihood of Confusion
14.  IPWatchdog.com
15. Los Angeles Intellectual Property Blog
16. The Trademark Blog
17. Copyfight
18. The TTABlog
19. The University of Chicago Law Blog
20. ITC 337 Law Blog
21. Freedom To Tinker
22. Copyright Litigation Blog
23. Duets Blog
24. Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice
25.  Illinois Business Journal

Congratulations to all of you for your contributions and thanks to Justia for tracking it all.

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