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Stanford Is Serving 11 Flavors of NPE

Stanford Law School made available to the public a database of every patent lawsuit that’s been filed since 2007.

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It’s been seven years in the making. In May, Stanford Law School made available to the public a database of every patent lawsuit that’s been filed since 2007. Under the guidance of Stanford’s Shawn Miller and Mark Lemley, student researchers have categorized and tracked 43,000 suits by the type of plaintiff that filed them — whether a practicing entity, or one of 11 different types of NPEs.

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