New Patent Acquisition Service Reduces Patent Assertion and Litigation Costs
“RPX helps technology and e-commerce leaders protect themselves from intellectual property litigation so they can focus on patent development rather than patent defense,” said John Doerr, partner at KPCB.
More than 1,500 patent infringement lawsuits were filed in the United States in the first half of 2008 - many with multiple defendants. Average estimated litigation costs are approximately $4.5 million, according to a 2005 American Intellectual Property Law Association survey. These lawsuits cost operating companies billions of dollars annually. Total costs to companies are far higher when factoring in costs of non-litigation assertions and settlements.
Time will tell. と言ったところですね。（1）（2）