Litigating Patents in Texas: Trends, Best Practices and Differences Between Districts
Many believed that litigation of patent matters in the Eastern District of Texas was going to come to an end when the Supreme Court decided TC Heartland. Some patent litigation that might have otherwise been filed in the Eastern District of Texas has moved, but make no mistake, Texas courtrooms are still very active, including courtrooms in the Eastern District of Texas. While Marshall, Texas is still a popular venue, Waco, Texas is quickly becoming the new mecca for patent infringement lawsuits due to the arrival of a patent-savvy district judge. This panel will explore the realities of litigating in Texas, trends, best practices and the differences between the districts.
- The Newest Patent ‘Rocket-Docket’: Waco, Texas
- Mandamus Relief Denied: Federal Circuit Avoids Clarifying TC Heartland in In re Google LLC
- Venue Options for Patent Owners After TC Heartland and In re Cray
- MDL Proceedings as a Tool to Manage Patent Cases After TC Heartland
- SCOTUS reverses Federal Circuit in TC Heartland, Patent Venue in State of Incorporation
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