On April 20, 2022, Venable partner Manny Caixeiro published “Navigating the Torrent of Patent Litigation Over Streaming Technologies” in the Daily Journal. The following is an excerpt:
A recent trend in patent litigation strikes at two of California’s signature industries: entertainment and computer technology. Specifically, the past several years have seen a surge in patent lawsuits aimed at media streaming. Data from Docket Navigator suggests that in 2021, there were 267 federal court cases involving patents on streaming-related technologies – up from 27 in 2008. Between 2017 and 2021, there were an average of 165 new patent cases per year involving some aspect of streaming – and that excludes proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office and International Trade Commission. Streaming patent litigation is on the rise and here to stay.