Delaware Outstrips Texas As Top Patent Hotspot Of 2018

By Ryan Davis (January 31, 2019, 10:05 PM EST) -- In the first full year after the U.S. Supreme Court restricted where patent suits can be filed, the District of Delaware became the go-to court for many plaintiffs and the Eastern District of Texas remained an appealing forum, though it is no longer the patent behemoth it once was, new data shows.

According to a new year-in-review report from Lex Machina, the high court's 2017 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC seems to have driven up the number of suits filed in Delaware, from 454 patent cases in 2016 to 878 in 2018, while filings in...

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