Nuisance Deals A Cause Celebre For Texas Judge

Law360, New York (April 15, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT) -- Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has begun trying to prevent cost-of-litigation settlements in patent cases with many defendants, setting forth case management standards and potential punishments that other judges may follow.

In a series of orders over the past couple of months, Judge Davis has said he would consider sanctions whenever it appeared that the cost of a case was more of a driving force than the merits of a patent-in-suit.

He has also expressed a willingness...
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