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A Postcript on EDtTx

by | May 6, 2008

A postcript on my last posting regarding the so-called “rocket docket” in the Eastern District of Texas. Our firm is counsel for a client in a patent suit filed in Marshall, Texas (the very heart of darkness for patent defendants, some would say) on November 2, 2007. To date (more than six months later), the Court has yet to schedule the initial case management conference which, under the local patent rules, is the “kick off” event for patent cases in EDtTx. To date, there has been almost no activity in the case apart from the filing of answers and a motion to dismiss (not yet acted on) by one of the defendants.