From the April 2007 ABA Journal, citing the U.S. Department of Justice special report:

Of the 7,445 vicil intellectual property lawsuits filed in 2002:

  • 140 (1.9%) made it through trial and received a trial verdict.
  • In 83 cases (59.3%) the plaintiff won.
  • In 53 of the 83 cases, the reward included money.
  • Overall median damages award was $965,000
  • Median damages in patent cases was $2.3M
  • Median damages in copyright cases was $159,000
  • Median damages in trademark cases was $84,500
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