Eastern District of Texas reclaims lead from Delaware for new patent suit filings
The Eastern District of Texas, which in 2011 appeared to be losing its lustre as the preferred venue for patent suits, regained its prominence in 2012, usurping the District of Delaware for the No. 1 spot, according to a new analysis by a Perkins Coie partner. Nationwide, the number of new suits in all districts rose from 3,660 in 2011 to 5,574 in 2012.
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