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Automotive industry tries to put the brakes on NPEs

Michael Loney, New York


Following a near-doubling of patent litigation in the automotive industry in the past three years, car makers are hitting back at NPEs through PTAB petitions and defensive patent aggregators such as Unified Patents

Automotive companies are increasingly attempting to respond to being sued by non-practicing entities (NPEs) by filing petitions at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and turning to companies that take on patent trolls.

One example of this came when...


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