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Will the Eastern District of Texas remain a preferred choice for U.S. patent suits?

05 April 2017

LimeGreen IP News

A disproportionate percentage of U.S. patent infringement cases are filed in a single judicial district in Texas – The Eastern District of Texas (E.D. Texas). E.D. Texas is home to approximately 30-40% of U.S. patent infringement cases, and, in 2015 and 2016, Judge Rodney Gilstrap, was assigned around one quarter of all pending patent cases in the entire United States. But, there is now some doubt whether E.D. Texas will remain a preferred choice for patent infringement case in the U.S.  During oral argument before the Supreme Court on Monday March 27 in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Federal Circuit decisions that have allowed patent cases to flourish in Texas were under review.

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