Demographic Portrait of the Jury Pool in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division

Many patent cases are expected to shift venue from the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, to the federal courts in both Delaware and the Northern District of California. However, many cases will still be tried in this popular Texas venue. The following demographics provide a glimpse of the backgrounds that Eastern District of Texas juror bring to court.

  • 15% are 65-74 years old
  • 72% identify as White
  • 17% did not graduate from high school
  • 54% did not attend college
  • Median household income – $41,1158 (56% of households earn $50K or less)
  • Many of the jobs are in the Production (19%) or Construction (14%) industries

(Comparison of five key patent venues)

Gender in the Marshall Division Age in the Marshall Division Racial Diversity in the Marshall Division Education in the Marshall Division Household Income in the Marshall Division Area of Employment in the Marshall Division Employment Industries in the Marshall Division Voter Registration in the Marshall Division

Results from the 2016 Presidential Election

http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist319_countyselect.htm

Demographic Data from 2016 American Community Survey (Census.gov)

 

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