Glory Days of Eastern District of TX for Patents May Be Numbered
April 27, 2017 ¦ Josh Markarian ¦ TERIS
The Eastern District of Texas has been known for patents, since 2012 the number of patent cases filed there have grown by over 1/3 over the past five years but this may be coming to an end. If the high court decides that patents suits will be required to be filed where a company is incorporated or has a regular place of business many plaintiffs will no longer be able to file their suits in the Eastern District of Texas.
Where the Patent Suits Are Moving
The top two venues for patent litigation in the U.S. include East Texas and Delaware. Delaware has had a reputation for leaning more towards favoring the plaintiff side, juries in Delaware have awarded more large amounts to plaintiffs than its counterpart in Eastern Texas. Additionally, 68 % of jury and bench trails came out in favor of the patent owner in Delaware from 2007-2016.
Previously 86 % of patent cases have been brought outside the defendant’s place of business which is why this change in patent suit laws has a major impact on all types of plaintiffs in the North Eastern Region who previously filed patent suits in the Eastern Texas region.
Capitalizing on These Changes: TERIS Presence in Delaware
TERIS is a full-service information governance and litigation support services provider that works with leading law firms and corporate legal departmants. TERIS cross-functional staff includes well seasoned veteran patent attorneys providing a national presence.
TERIS has a growing presence east coast with officies in New York as well as Delaware, while serving clients nation-wide. Along with the Delaware Court of Chancery, where expedited discovery and detailed project management are paramount to TERIS and our clients success.The presence in Delaware is important because currently there is a very limited number of full-service information and litigation service providers in the region and TERIS provides sophisticated and progressive work that is unparralled to any other services in the Delware area.
Original Article from Law360.com written by Erin Coe