As part of ongoing deterrence activities, Unified’s Portal is introducing the most comprehensive tracker of Litigation Investment Entities (LIEs). Tracking and reporting will be conducted on at least a quarterly basis and will attempt to shed light on this growing but nonetheless little-understood part of the patent litigation landscape.
The LIEs tracker will consist of two components - a field for NPE Aggregator or NPE parent company of multiple NPEs, and the second is an option if a case is backed by a secured interest or by third-party financing.
Users can use the plaintiff specific filters to search for entities such as IP Edge or Acacia. Using the Third Party Financing filter, a list of cases will be generated where a secured interest or known third party has an investment into a patent that has been litigated.
In addition to being able to search for NPE Aggregators and Third Party Financing Commitments, the case deal page will provide flags to understand if an entity is part of NPE Aggregator and Financed, such as Ridgeview IP LLC.
Also in the tracker, users can understand the true impact of LIEs and NPE Aggregators by using the Annual Report Tool for a graphical point of view.
Click HERE for more information on the methodology and to read through Unified’s first LIEs Report. To view the LIEs Tracker in Portal, please click here.
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