Nonpracticing Entities Come to Delaware, Co-Author
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts ranks the District of Delaware first in the number of average weighted case filings per judge. This trend is largely due to the increased number of patent cases being filed in the district, with more than two-thirds of these matters being filed by non-practicing entities (NPEs). While district judges are managing these suits to the best of their abilities, it is reasonable to think, given the number of such suits and amount of wealth distribution, that some of the proposed legislation to stop these suits will be enacted by Congress.
Anne Shea Gaza, a Partner at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, along with co-authors Frederick L. Cottrell, III and Travis S. Hunter, discusses this recent phenomenon in "Nonpracticing Entities Come to Delaware," The Federal Lawyer, Vol. 60, Issue 9, Oct./Nov. 2013.