This year, the United States is set to experience the highest number of patent disputes in its history.
There were 3,499 patent litigation cases in 2011 and this is projected to hit 6,100 in 2015. Legal action over intellectual property infringements often involve tech companies. Apple have found themselves in the crosshairs 35 times so far this year, while Samsung has endured 33 litigation cases in the first half of 2015.
This chart shows the number of US patent litigation cases against companies in the first half of 2015.
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