Subject: Patent litigation statistics
Date of response: 3 May 2012
Summary of request:
I would like to learn how to obtain UK patent litigation statistics, such as annual median
damages award. It would be excellent if the statistics shows which cases were lost profit
awards and which cases were reasonable royalties, and so on.
The costs awarded by the Hearing Officer are not recorded by us anywhere other than in the
decisions themselves, which can be viewed on our website under the heading 'Results of past
patent decisions' (see http://www.ipo.gov.uk/p-challenge-decision-results.htm).
If you use the keyword search function and search for costs you will find all the decisions
where we have awarded costs. We are not sure what you mean by the terms 'lost profit' or
'reasonable royalties'; perhaps you will be able to tell from looking at them.
We do not hold data on costs awarded at the courts. You could try the Patents Court in the
first instance (see http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/rcj-rolls-building/patents-court).
Thursday, 31 October 2013
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