Op-Ed: High court ruling shakes up East Texas as patent suit hotbed

Will the U.S. Eastern District of Texas lose its attraction for patent infringement lawsuits? That’s the question Texas law firms have been digesting after a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court tightened the rules for where such suits can be filed.

The Eastern District’s courthouses, primarily in Marshall and Tyler, are where an estimated 37 percent of the nation’s patent lawsuits were filed last year, according to Lex Machina, which tracks such filings. Why?

Years ago, Texas Instruments began…

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