SoCal Gains Traction As Hot Spot For Patent Cases

Law360, San Diego (December 2, 2013, 10:27 PM EST) -- Since the launch two years ago of a federal pilot program to help judges gain proficiency in handling patent cases, participating Santa Ana, Calif., judges have seen an uptick in patent suits assigned to them, heralding the Central District of California, Southern Division’s emergence as an increasingly attractive venue for patent litigation, lawyers say.

The Central District, which is one of the most popular venues for patent cases in the U.S., was picked by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in 2011 to be one of the 14 district courts to take part in the program aimed at making complex...

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