Indiana’s District Courts Continue Busy Intellectual Property Dockets

Indianapolis and Hammond, Indiana – Attorneys practicing in Indiana’s two federal district courts, the Northern District of Indiana and the Southern District of Indiana, expect numerous patent, copyright and trademark infringement lawsuits to be filed in 2011, continuing the trend of the last two years. In 2009 and 2010, the Indiana Northern and Southern District Courts had numerous intellectual property cases on their dockets.

The chart below shows the number of intellectual property cases filed in 2009 and 2010. The Southern District of Indiana had a total of 75 lawsuits filed making intellectual property claims, of which 46 were patent claims. Copyright attorneys filed 7 cases and trademark attorneys filed 22 cases in 2010. Attorneys in the Northern District of Indiana filed 43 intellectual property cases in 2010. Patent lawyers filed 11 cases in the Northern District of Indiana, while copyright lawyers filed 11 and trademark lawyers filed 20 lawsuits.

Southern District

2009

2010

Total IP Filings

85

75

Patent

23

46

Copyright

10

7

Trademark

52

22

Northern District

Total IP Filings

38

43

Patent

18

11

Copyright

8

12

Trademark

12

20

Statistics compiled by Overhauser Law Offices

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