EDTX Judges' Love Of Patent Trials Fuels High Reversal Rate

Law360, New York (March 8, 2016, 10:11 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit affirmed decisions coming out of the patent hotbed of the Eastern District of Texas only 39 percent of the time in 2015, while the rate for other patent-heavy districts was around 70 percent, and attorneys say the disparity is the result of the Texas court's preference for letting patent cases go to trial.

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According to statistics compiled by Law360, the Federal Circuit issued 18 opinions last year in cases that originated in the Eastern District of Texas and fully affirmed the lower court only seven times. In cases from the District of Delaware,...

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