Central Calif. Tops Eastern Texas As Patent Hot Spot

Law360, New York (July 7, 2010, 4:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has surpassed the Eastern District of Texas as the No. 1 spot for patent infringement suits, according to new statistics, and experts attribute the California court’s rise in popularity to its sticking power and the greater flexibility it offers litigants.

After serving as the leading forum for patent filings — with 370 cases in 2007 and 307 actions in 2008 — the Eastern District of Texas was bumped from the top spot in 2009 by the...
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