ED Mich Slips In 2012 Ranking Of Patent Filings

by David Berry on March 14, 2013

In this month’s Federal Circuit Bar Association Newsletter, James C. Pistorino and Victoria Q. Smith of Perkins Coie presented an analysis of 2012 patent litigation activity. Using the PACER database, the analysis noted that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, which had slipped behind the District of Delaware in patent cases filed in 2011, surged ahead once again. The E.D. Texas recorded 1,266 case filed, compared to 966 for the D. Del. Meanwhile, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan slipped in the rankings to 22nd place, with 45 cases filed. The analysis also presents data on the average  number of plaintiffs and defendants joined in each action, and concludes that on plaintiffs typically joined far fewer defendants in each action that in prior years.  Some data from the analysis:


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