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The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 12, 2017 04:47PM
I saw this disclaimer on a web site:

" COMPANY X does not and will not offer for sale any products within the geographical area served by The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas or to its residents"

Question: what is the reason for not selling products to that particular area. I believe this is the court where most patent litigations occur, and I guess by not selling in that area, you cannot be sued in that court. If someone wants to sue you, they need to go to a court where you sold a product.

or is there another reason?

Thanks
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Re: The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 12, 2017 05:07PM
Interesting. However, maybe the Court has blocked the sale of products from that company for some reason.



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Re: The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: October 12, 2017 05:16PM
"the rules around patent venue changed dramatically last month when the US Supreme Court issued its decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods. The decision held that patent-holders must sue either where the defendant company is incorporated or where it "has committed acts of infringement and has a regular and established place of business."

[arstechnica.com]



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Re: The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: October 12, 2017 05:46PM
You guessed right. The honorable Rodney Gilstrap hears about 25% of the nation's patent cases, and (until TC Heartland v Kraft) plaintiffs -- typically Non-Practicing Entities, sometimes called Patent Trolls -- could pretty much shop around for the friendliest district on the flimsiest of pretenses. Any shred of evidence of any type of interaction in that district would be enough. It's also why so many NPEs have a mailing address in East Texas.
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Re: The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Posted by: OWC Larry
Date: October 13, 2017 04:15PM
Patent hell district. Been there... if nothing sold there though, can't use that district to enforce. Patent Trolls suck.



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