Comparison Of The Most Popular Patent Venues

Law360, New York (December 10, 2009, 3:07 PM EST) -- The Eastern District of Texas, Central District of California, Districts of New Jersey and Delaware, and Northern District of California are the most popular venues for patent infringement actions.

In 2008, there were 2,909 patent cases initiated in the United States; in 2007, there were 2,896 cases. For both of those years, these five districts accounted for approximately 40 percent of all patent cases filed.[1]

A comparison of these venues provides useful information for venue selection.

Eastern District of Texas

No district has been more popular...
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