MSNBC reports that the Eastern District of Texas may be the latest “rocket docket” for patent cases in the U.S. The Eastern District of Virginia, which has long been favored by patent plaintiffs for its comparatively fast track to trial, has apparently been getting bogged down in recent days. (I guess nothing lasts forever.) For patentees who welcome a speedy trial and aren’t afraid to place their case before a jury, it’s nice to know there’s a new alternative.
What’s also interesting is the frank discussion of demographics and how the local jury pool might view patent cases — always a matter for consideration when deciding where to bring a case.