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Patent Venue Questions Persist 18 Months After TC Heartland

Law360 (November 8, 2018, 3:23 PM EST) -- Eighteen months after the U.S. Supreme Court limited where patent suits can be filed, courts continue to wrestle with questions about venue rules. Here is a look at recent decisions that have provided some guidance.

The Supreme Court in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods ruled patent suits must be filed where the defendant is incorporated or where it has a "regular and established place of business" and has committed acts of infringement.

The ruling left open a number a number of questions, including what qualifies as a "place of business," leaving lower courts to sort through the aftermath. Some issues have...

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