4 Ways To Knock Out A Frivolous Patent Suit In East Texas

Law360, San Diego (November 9, 2015, 4:32 PM EST) -- Beating a frivolous patent case is not easy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, a forum known for being reluctant to grant early dispositive motions by accused infringers, but it's not impossible.

The judges in the Eastern District of Texas prize plaintiffs' right to a jury trial, and as a result, summary judgment rulings are few and far between, according to Ronald Lopez, a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP.

"In patent cases, it's difficult for defendants to get summary judgment, and that is one reason why plaintiffs want to be here," he said. "It leads to...

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