Litigation: Budget woes slow Calif. courts, but they remain a favored forum for corporate plaintiffs
Cases are still pushed forward with case management procedures, ADR is required, and cases can get tried faster than in other state court jurisdictions
Until recently, a patent plaintiff had its choice of bringing suit in any forum in which an accused product was sold—in practice, usually any court in the country.
Arbitration has its fair share of critics who decry it as an inefficient dispute resolution tool.
A recent Federal Circuit ruling has created some leeway for companies looking to challenge the choice of venue in patent cases.