How AIA Affects Venue Motions In Eastern District Of Texas

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 11:31 PM EST) -- The America Invents Act mandates that plaintiffs may no longer join multiple unrelated defendants to an action solely on the basis that they have each allegedly infringed the same patent-in-suit. One purpose of this provision was to address the rise in the number of multi-defendant patent lawsuits.

As a result, post-AIA, litigations that would ordinarily name multiple defendants are now being filed as separate actions in a single venue. In the wake of the enactment of the joinder provision of the AIA, many postulated as to...
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