Tech-Based Venues Pushing Rocket Dockets Aside

Law360, New York (February 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Patent plaintiffs seem to be of two minds when selecting a jurisdiction to bring a patent infringement case: some plaintiffs want speed above all else and file their cases in so-called rocket dockets (courts known to bring cases to speedy trial), whereas others want the home-court advantage of filing in their own technology-savvy local courts.

Over the last decade, the trend has clearly favored the first group – speed to trial was the determinative factor. Indeed, patent lawsuits have increased dramatically over the last decade in...
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