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What to Buy When Forum Shopping? Analyzing Court Selection in Patent Litigation
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This paper examines court selection by plaintiffs in patent litigation. We build a forum shopping model that provides a set of predictions regarding plaintiffs' court preferences, and the way these preferences depend on the market proximity between the plaintiff and the defendant. Then, using a rich dataset of patent litigation at German regional courts between 2003 and 2008, we estimate the determinants of court selection with alternative-specific conditional logit models. In line with ourdoi:10.2139/ssrn.2931351 fatcat:tx5cahnaejhvjlx5w5rkl7mvwq