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Eastern District Of Texas: A Plaintiff’s Best Bet

Law360 (December 9, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Mention the Eastern District of Texas, and many patent attorneys are likely to grimace. The district, the fastest growing patent litigation docket in the country, has a reputation not only for its speed, but also for its judges’ tendency to rule in favor of plaintiffs.

Plaintiffs in the Eastern District have won 88% of all jury trials and 75% of all bench trials since 1994. Nationally, patent holders have won 68% of jury trials and 47% of bench trials over the same time period, according to...
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