TC Heartland Paves Road To 'The Delaware Way'

Law360, New York (May 24, 2017, 12:48 PM EDT) -- On Monday, intense speculation about how the U.S. Supreme Court would rule in TC Heartland ended when the court succinctly stated:

We reverse the Federal Circuit. In Fourco, this Court definitively and unambiguously held that the word “reside[nce]” in §1400(b) has a particular meaning as applied to domestic corporations: It refers only to the State of incorporation. Congress has not amended §1400(b) since Fourco, and neither party asks us to reconsider our holding in that case.

The debate has not yet ended though, as speculation continues regarding whether patent litigation filings will increase significantly in Delaware now that the Supreme Court...

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