Okay, serious now. Why this particular district is so popular for patent trolls? Easy to bought corrupt judges? Or too stupid judge to realize the malicious intent of the troll? Both?
I can answer this, having been through the wringer wrought by a patent troll.
Almost all the major patent toll companies have a small presence in the county, so as to be able to file and force the suit to go through Marshall Texas.
The 12 hours I was deposed was probably the worst 12 hours of my life, and the 30 days of rigorous prep I had to do beforehand was just awful.
I have comcast, in silicon valley, and compared to Cox where I lived in Phoenix until mid 2014, it licks donkey balls. About as reliable as a candle in a hurricane, and at times, Jesus Christ can't resurrect the link.
While when it is running, it is fine, and I get plenty of bandwidth, the several hours each week where the T3 uplink is just not responding (so sayeth the log on the cable modem), it might as well be dialup.
Cox in the 12 years I lived there had probably 12 hours total of down time. I probably have that much down time per week here. Of course, my only alternative is AT&T U-Verse which makes Comcast look golden.
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