2011 Study: 90% of High-Tech NPE (Non Practicing Entity) Lawsuits involve Software or Finance Patents


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According to this paper, high-tech patent abuse consist almost entirely, 90%, of software and financial patents. Instead of shifting fees, requiring ultimate parent company disclosure, post-grant review processes, and heightened pleading; limiting the ability for software patents to be granted and considered an invention in terms of U.S.C. Title 35, could have the most impact without changing the rest of the patent system that has just recently gone through a major change with the America Invents Act.