Litigations in Orbit Data
Questel provides litigation information for Patent from United States, China, Germany, France & United Kingdom. There are 109 000 patents involved in litigations and 180 000 opposed patents
Litigations from the USA can be searched for:-
- Full text, Case number, Patent number, Name of Product, Parties involved:- Plaintiff, Defendant, Counter Claimant, Counter-Defendant, Court, Judge, Attorney, Inventor(s), Law Firm
- And Dates with a weekly update: Filed on from, Case closed on from & the Last Update from
US IP Litigation
The Module has 3 sources – US Court (Federal Court), International Trade Commission(ITC) & USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board(PTAB).
The benefit of subscribing US litigation through Orbit is that the user will be able to search by patent number, product name from 3 sources at once. The complaint PDF for US Court cases and linking from the Patent module can be retrieved.
CN IP Litigation ( China )
The source for this litigation data is the “Supreme people’s court of China” including data from all 32 regions.
There are currently 3805 families containing a Chinese litigation event. The CN litigation data get updated each month.
The sources of German Litigation Data are Families cited in German litigation 13148, Number of indexed German cases 10919 (containing a reference to at least one patent), Courts; Bundespatentgericht (BPatG – Federal Patent Court – Munich). The coverage is from 2000 with Weekly updates.
The French litigation includes Families cited in French litigation 23601, Number of indexed French cases 14216 (containing a reference to at least one patent), Courts; Le tribunal de grande instance de Paris (Paris T.G.I), La cour d’appel de Paris (Paris C.A) and Cour de Cassation. The coverage starts from 1890 with monthly updates.
United Kingdom Litigation
The content is coming from the UK IPO with a weekly update.
A patent has been cited in litigation is a huge indicator of its commercial value.
Validity: patents which have passed through litigation have effectively passed through an additional phase of external examination and are therefore much more likely to be valid. This is especially good to know if you are interested in inquiring them or equally; if you are worried about being threatened by them.
Aggression: the number of litigated patents across a company’s portfolio is a direct indication of how likely they are to aggressively enforce their patent rights.
Value: Patents which have been cited in litigations have generally proven themselves to have value; either a weapon of attack or defence and the associated value in the case of a future sale is likely to be considerably affected.