House Judiciary Committee members call Judge Gilstrap “reprehensible”
US Representatives Darrell Issa and Bob Goodlatte have accused Judge Gilstrap of re-interpreting the law and the TC Heartland decision to keep as many patent cases as possible in his district. But one Eastern District of Texas lawyer told Managing IP this criticism is unfair and says Gilstrap’s recent four-factor test for determining regular and established place of business represents “outstanding judicial management”
Members of the House Judiciary Committee directed uncommonly pointed criticism at the Eastern District of District and Judge Rodney Gilstrap in particular in a hearing on the “Impact of Bad Patents on American Businesses” on July 12.
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