• Eastern District of Virginia Ranks First in Median Time to Trial - Well Ahead of Other Popular Intellectual Property Venues
  • July 26, 2010 | Author: Dabney J. Carr
  • Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP - Richmond Office
  • As reported by Virginia Lawyers’ Weekly here, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts’ Judicial Business 2009 report finds that the Eastern District of Virginia is - once again - the fastest in the country.

    The Eastern District of Virginia's median time to trial of 10.2 months is less than half of many other popular intellectual property venues, such as the Eastern District of Texas (25 mos.), the Northern (24.5 mos.) and Central (19.0 mos.) Districts of California, the District of New Jersey (37.7 mos.) and the District of Delaware (34 mos.).

    The Judicial Business Report further confirms the studies by Professor Mark Lemley and LegalMetric, which found the E.D. Va. to not only be fast, but also a favorable venue for patentees.