Friday, April 22, 2011

Think It’s Hard to Transfer Venue out of the Eastern District of Texas? Try Transferring out of Delaware.

Ever hear that transferring a patent infringement case out of Judge Ward’s court in the Eastern District of Texas is nearly impossible? Truth is, he’s granted more motions to transfer venue for convenience than any other district court judge in the past three years.

Judges that ruled on 10 or more motions to transfer venue for convenience since January 1, 2008

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Anonymous said...

One good reason might be the fact that so many companies incorporate in DE and have a real good corporate connection there. The same CANNOT be said about East Texas.

There's also some statistical bias here given the numbers.

Finally, it's always been a misconception that you can't get out of East Texas. IN fact, trolls know you can so they have been suing East Texas companies among the ranks of defendants just because.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's because he's been the subject of several writs of mandamus because of his lawless rulings on the subject? Just a guess.