Section 337 Statistics: Range of Number of Patents Asserted in New Section 337 Investigations by Number and Percentage of Investigations Filed (Updated Annually)

Range of Number of Patents Asserted in New Section 337 Investigations by Number and Percentage of Investigations Filed (Updated Annually)
Fiscal year
1-2 patents
3-4 patents
5-6 patents
7-8 patents
9 or more Patent

2009 15 (57%) 8 (27%) 1 (4%) 5 (8%) 1 (4%)
2010 21 (41%) 15 (29%) 10 (20%) 2 (4%) 3 (6%)
2011 19 (28%) 20 (29%) 16 (24%) 10 (15%) 3 (4%)
2012 17 (38%) 14 (31%) 8 (18%) 4 (9%) 2 (4%)
2013 16 (44%) 7 (19%) 5 (14%) 6 (17%) 2 (6%)
2014 17 (47%) 12 (33%) 6 (17%)   1 (3%)
2015 11 (32%) 9 (27%) 10 (29%) 4 (12%)  
2016 20 (41%) 15 (31%) 10 (20%) 2 (4%) 2 (4%)
2017 13 (27%) 17 (35%) 16 (34%) 2 (4%) 0 (0%)
Source: USITC, 337Info.
NOTE: Percentage represents the percent of investigations that had any patent claims asserted.