Small businesses increasingly have become targets of NPEs, also known by the "patent troll" moniker. RPX research shows that 61% of the defendants in NPE cases last year had less than
"We are pleased to put our substantial database amassed over the past six years to work for small businesses, who currently have no free resource to help assess demand letters, gauge their threat and credibility, or learn about the accusing entity," said
Once a letter and related details have been entered into RPX's central repository, the information is immediately correlated to relevant data that RPX already has collected on the case, revealing current and past histories of the patents and litigations (e.g. length of trial, outcomes, etc.), and about the NPE, including detailed profiles and their engagements in other active litigations. Users also can see further specifics such as what products have been accused and who else has received the same assertion letters. The RPX database also can be used to track future developments as a litigation campaign progresses.
The company also recently launched RPX Search, the first free search engine to provide public access to the most complete database connecting patent, litigation, and entity data in one resource. With RPX Search, any company can quickly and accurately search the company's proprietary database for patents related to litigations, look up co-defendants in a patent litigation, understand litigation campaigns, and create custom alerts to assess and monitor the potential risk they face from NPEs.
RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC) is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services, and advisory services. Since its founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. The San Francisco-based company's pioneering approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. By acquiring patents and patent rights, RPX helps to mitigate and manage patent risk for its growing client network.
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