Apple leads PTAB petitioner list

Apple, Samsung and LG top the US PTAB’s petitioner list for the first quarter of 2018.

According to a new report from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US, Apple has emerged as the top filer of petitions in Q1 2018.

This comes as the technology giant went from just 28 filed petitions in Q2 2017 to 53 in the first half of 2018.

In joint second place are fellow technology leaders Samsung and LG with 40 filed petitions each.

The PTAB has seen an overall increase in filed petitions from the second half of 2017 which saw 766 petitions filed, compared to 817 filed petitions in the first half of 2018.

The PTAB report further mentioned that Fundamental Innovation Systems International, which is based in Flower Mound, Texas, topped the list of targeted patent owners involved in proceedings in Q1 2018.

Boston law firm Fish & Richardson is listed as the number one petitioner, whereas Irell & Manella, which operates out of Los Angeles, has been identified as the top patent owner law firm in the first half of 2018.

For more information, please visit the PTAB’s website.