Where to File Your Patent Case? Probably NOT Where You Think
Stanford Law School Professor Mark A. Lemley has published a draft paper, Where to File Your Patent Case.
Lemley started with the assumption that plaintiffs frequently look for forums that favor patentees, where cases go to trial (summary judgments strongly tending to favor defendants), and that move cases along quickly. Defendants are likely to want the opposite, a forum that is unlikely to send cases to jury trial, that regularly rules for defendants, and that takes a long time to do both.