Over the last three years, patent lawsuit filings have been fairly steady at around 2,700 annually. This year to date they seemed on track to stay at that level or a little higher, with filings through Oct. 31 standing at 2,327.
However, filings in recent months are down about 20%, possibly due to the general financial conditions of September and October.
Patent Suits filed in September and October (all districts):
Filings in Sept.-Oct.
Eastern District of Texas patent suit filings in September and October:
ED Tex Filings in Sept.-Oct.