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Apple tops PTAB petitioner list

Apple was the number one filer of petitions in Q1 2018 as they went from 28 filed petitions in the second half of 2017 to 53 in the first half of 2018, says a new report from PTAB (Patent Trial and Appeal Board).

Samsung and LG are in joint second place with 40 filed petitions each.

The PTAB has seen an overall increase in filed petitions from the second half of 2017 when 766 petitions were filed, to 817 filed petitions in the first half of 2018.

According to the PTAB report, Fundamental Innovation Systems International topped the list of targeted patent owners involved in proceedings in Q1 2018. Firm Fish & Richardson is listed the number one petitioner law firm and Irell & Manella the top patent owner law firm in the first half of 2018.

For more information, please visit PTAB’s website.