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Where to File Your Patent Case


Publication Date: 
October 27, 2010
Journal Article
Bibliography: 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)).


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.