US Patent Litigation: High Noon for Patents in Texas


Paul Devinsky traced the popularity of the Eastern District of Texas for patent litigation to the 1990 Federal Circuit VE Holding case, where he said “the seeds were sown for a situation where a district court could present itself as the ‘go-to’ venue for patent owners.” Mr. Devinsky added that two bills now in Congress “would effectively overrule the federal circuit’s VE Holding decision.”