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<br /> www.texaslawyer.com<br /> FEBRUARY 28, 2011 · VOL. 26 · NO. 48 · $9.00<br /> FALSE-MARKING SUITS SLAM EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS PATENT DOCKET<br /> by JOHN COUNCIL litigation move faster and more predictably. Because of<br /> that, patent lawyers flock to federal courts in the district<br /> to file their clients' infringement suits. But there's a<br /> separate reason for the rise in the overall number of<br /> patent cases.<br /> Statistics from the Eastern District clerk's office<br /> show 259 patent filings in the district in 2009. 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