Hundreds of patent lawsuits intended for other jurisdictions will now be filed in Delaware because of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.
The high court’s ruling requires patent lawsuits to be filed in the state where a defendant is incorporated. With 67 percent of Fortune 500 companies and more than 1 million other business entities incorporated in Delaware, the state could see a dramatic upswing in the number of patent lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
“In the long term, you will see Delaware’s numbers increase and the Eastern District of Texas’s numbers decrease substantially, but it is not going to happen overnight,” said Daniel Silver, a patent attorney with McCarter & English, who has represented both plaintiffs and defendants.
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