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Marshall Law

Marshall, Texas-- pop. 24,000-- has become, in the course of the last three years, the hot new venue for multimillion-dollar patent lawsuits. TiVo, Amazon, Texas Instruments, Motorola, Cisco: all have fought patent battles there. According to the Austin American-Statesman's Chuck Lindell, Judge T. John Ward's fast-track system, designed to shave months off the patent lawsuit process, has worked quite well. So well, in fact, that Justice Antonin Scalia has called the town a 'renegade jurisdiction.' It's not hard to see this place becoming the next Madison County, Illinois.



Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute


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