Commenting on a recent study suggesting that non-practicing entities are more likely to target pre- and post-IPO companies, Washington D.C. Principal Nick Matich said that the notion that there is a link between IPO dates and NPE-led patent infringement suits isn’t persuasive, as "the time window they use to identify a correlation – two years on either side of an IPO – is enormous” and “it’s doubtful that an outsider like an NPE could predict an IPO two years out.” He added that, “as the study notes, IPOs correlate to success in the market, higher profile, and a greater ability to pay damages. Those attributes of a company, more than a recent IPO, likely explain whom NPEs sue." Click here to read the full article.


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