Texas Eastern District: IP Equipoise?

Law360, New York (November 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas remains the country’s most popular court for patent litigation. In fiscal year 2007, 359 patent cases or 12.4 percent of all the patent cases filed in the United States were filed in the Eastern District.[1]

One reason the Eastern District is so popular is its perceived reputation as being a pro-plaintiff jurisdiction. Plaintiffs have come to expect several things by litigating there, including a relatively short track to trial, the strict use of specific local patent...
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