Texas' Eastern District Aims To Limit Claims In Patent Cases

Law360, New York (November 5, 2013, 4:20 PM EST) -- The Eastern District of Texas has released a model order that limits the number of patent claims and prior art references that can be asserted in litigation in an effort to reduce the cost of litigating in one of the nation's busiest patent venues.

The model order, announced on Oct. 29, largely follows a proposal released in July by the Federal Circuit Advisory Council, but with a few changes. Parties in litigation can agree to modify the limits by agreement, subject to court approval, but the...
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