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How do patent cases in Florida compare to the rest of the nation in terms of time from filing to decision? Well, a lot depends upon whether the case seeks a bench trial or a jury trial as patent cases terminated by bench trials take much longer than cases terminated by jury trials. According to LegalMetric, LLC, the average patent bench trial nationwide took 37.8 months compared to 27.1 months for a jury trial. Here is how the numbers looked for patent cases in Florida: Northern District of Florida 31.1 Months for bench trials; no data available on jury trials Middle District of Florida 31.9 months for bench trials; 21.3 months for jury trials. Southern District of Florida 34.3 months for bench trials; 34.8 months for jury trials. Interestingly enough, trademark cases nationwide showed