Backed by New Financing, Yates May Be Poised to Make a Comeback

November 4, 2017

NPEs under the control of patent attorney Brian Yates collectively filed more than 500 patent infringement suits in 2015-2016, earning Yates a place among the top five NPEs (by defendants added to litigation) in both years. While 2017 has seen a decline in the number of cases filed by Yates affiliates—perhaps, in part, due to a sanctions ruling in January—a financing deal revealed by USPTO records suggests that new litigation may be looming.

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