What Was That About Marshall Texas Becoming Less Popular For Patent Lawsuits?

from the and-the-numbers-are-in... dept

Over the last few months there's been some talk that Marshall, Texas was becoming less popular for questionable patent lawsuits. If so, someone hasn't told the patent hoarders. The Patent Troll Tracker has come out with his November Troll Call, noting that 244 companies were sued for patent infringement in eastern Texas alone, compared to 162 in Los Angeles, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, New York City, Chicago, Delaware, and New Jersey... combined. Of course, it is true that a number of the Texas lawsuits were against a large number of companies in a single shot, which helps that total get to be so large. However, there's a reason why those who are suing a bunch of companies at once all choose eastern Texas, and it's not because the district has suddenly become unfriendly to patent hoarders.

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  1. identicon
    Joe Smith, Dec 12th, 2007 @ 2:10pm

    Forum Shopping

    Forum shopping is proof that the courts are not consistent in their application of the law.

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 12th, 2007 @ 2:57pm

    Is it because everything is bigger in Texas?

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

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