EDekka Cools Off EDTX Patent Hotbed As Suits Drop 47%

Law360, New York (April 6, 2016, 9:29 PM EDT) -- Nearly half as many patent suits were filed in the Eastern District of Texas in the first three months of 2016 compared with the first quarter last year, as the high-profile eDekka ruling invalidating a patent under Alice and awarding attorneys' fees seems to have scared off prolific nonpracticing entities, attorneys say.

There were 550 patent suits filed in the Eastern District of Texas between January and March 2015, but only 291 during the same period this year, a 47 percent reduction, according to data from...
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