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A recent WACO win for Chinese lighting company Jiaxing Super Lighting shows how it's the case you present, not the nationality of the party that matters in US patent litigation, Matt Berstein and Miguel Bombach of Perkins Coie explain.
Companies based outside the US, often believe that they have limited options when it comes to enforcing their US patent rights against other infringing companies selling in the country.
The company may believe it will not be treated fairly in the US, particularly if the case proceeds to a jury trial. However, recent cases suggest this thinking is wrong.
Case in point is China-based Jiaxing Super Lighting Electric Appliance Co. Ltd (Super Lighting), which recently won a jury trial in Waco, Texas, in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas.
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