Patent attorneys are hailing the Western District of Wisconsin as the nation’s newest so-called rocket docket, characterized by speedy trials and a jury pool friendly to patent holders.

Patent case filings are climbing in the district based in Madison, including cases involving companies headquartered outside the area. Lawyers say they’re attracted by the district’s educated jury pool, which reflects the work force and populace connected to the University of Wisconsin and the thriving local high-technology sector.

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