Patent Landscape Readjusts One Year After TC Heartland

Law360 (May 18, 2018, 7:26 PM EDT) -- When the U.S. Supreme Court put limits on where patent lawsuits can be filed, it was widely viewed as a blockbuster decision. One year later, the impact of the ruling has met expectations, pushing cases out of the Eastern District of Texas while causing a filing spike in Delaware and other courts.

"It has been significant," Tamara Fraizer of Squire Patton Boggs LLP said. "There's been a lot of discussion but it's not all hype. [The impact of the decision] is real."

The Supreme Court in TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Brands Group upended nearly 30 years of established practice and did...

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