Northern Ga. May Be Popular Patent Venue Post-TC Heartland
Law360, New York (May 25, 2017, 11:59 AM EDT) -- On May 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court decided TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Group Brands and held that the Federal Circuit's long-standing venue analysis in patent infringement cases was incorrect. Under the previous statutory interpretation, a corporate patent defendant could be sued wherever it was subject to personal jurisdiction, which effectively allowed plaintiffs to file suit in whichever federal district they saw fit. Now, by contrast, patent venue is only proper for a corporate defendant (1) in the state in which it is incorporated or (2) where it has committed acts of infringement and has a regular and established place...
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