Clarifying The Standard For Transfer In Eastern Texas

Law360, New York (March 10, 2010, 2:37 PM EST) -- The Eastern District of Texas has developed a reputation among patent practitioners as a plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction, making it a popular court for patent owners to file suit.

In many instances, the only connection to the Eastern District has been the fact that sales of allegedly infringing items are occurring there, although often sales of the accused products are taking place nationwide. Nevertheless, until recently, defendants had low odds of succeeding with transfer motions in the Eastern District.

However, in the wake of the Fifth Circuit’s transfer...
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