New Mass. Patent Rules A Boon After TS Tech

Law360, New York (January 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- With transfer out of the Eastern District of Texas now a realistic possibility, and with Texas juries increasingly willing to invalidate patents, Massachusetts’ new local patent rules are a draw for patent infringement plaintiffs and defendants alike.

Under the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in In re TS Tech USA Corp.,[1] many patent cases that until recently would have proceeded in the Eastern District of Texas — by far the most popular court for patent infringement plaintiffs — will be litigated in other jurisdictions.

At the same...
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