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How district courts stack up for various IP filings.
The Eastern District of Texas continues to see more patent lawsuits than any other
federal court: 698 from January through April of this year, leaving the Northern District
of California a distant third with 101 (Delaware ranked second with 172).
But other types of intellectual property filings cluster elsewhere. California's Northern
and Central districts ranked among the top five courts nationwide for Lanham Act filings
and cases alleging cybersquatting or false advertising from 2009 through the first
quarter of 2015,* while Texas's Eastern District didn't crack the top 10. (Following
each court's name below is its rank among the nation's 94 district courts for the
number of average pending civil filings overall for 2011 to 2014.)
*California's Northern District tied with Virginia's Eastern District for cybersquatting claims. Source: Lex Machina Trademark Litigation Report, May 2015
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