Where to File Your Patent Case

Details

Author(s):
  • Mark Lemley
Publish Date:
October 27, 2010
Publication Title:
38 AIPLA Quarterly Journal 1 ).
Format:
Journal Article
Citation(s):
  • Mark A. Lemley, Where to File Your Patent Case, 38 AIPLA Quarterly Journal 1 (Fall 2010) (also Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1597919 (2010)).

Abstract

Patent lawyers spend a great deal of time figuring out the best districts in which to file patent cases. Based on a comprehensive study of all patent lawsuits over the past ten years, I identify the best – and worst – districts for patent owners along a variety of metrics. The answers will surprise you.