Bibliography: Mark A. Lemley, Where to File Your Patent Case, 38 AIPLA Quarterly Journal 1 (Fall 2010) / Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1597919. (2010) / AIPPI-Japan (Japanese translation) (forthcoming 2011) / Chizai Prism (Japanese translation)(forthcoming 2011).
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.