Patent Suit Limits Would Aid Tech Giants, Say Profs

Law360, New York (August 2, 2016, 9:16 PM EDT) -- A group of 28 professors on Monday urged Congress not to pass a Senate bill that would restrict where patent suits can be filed, saying it would primarily benefit large tech companies sued for infringement by shifting cases to more defendant-friendly jurisdictions outside of Texas’ Eastern District.

The legal academics, economists and political scientists, who hail from the University of Richmond School of Law, the New York University School of Law and numerous other universities, urged lawmakers in the House and Senate not to pass the Venue Equity...
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