The New Geography Of Patent Litigation

Law360 (June 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- They say that everything is bigger in Texas — including patent litigation. That probably will not change anytime soon: The Eastern District of Texas will likely remain the venue for many “national” patent cases, even after recent changes in the law of venue transfers.

When the Fifth and Federal Circuits issued writs of mandamus to judges in the Eastern District in late 2008, ordering them to be more liberal in transferring cases, some commentators predicted a substantial reduction in the district’s patent docket, the lengthiest in...
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