Timing Key For Cos. Hoping To Flee EDTX Post-TC Heartland

Law360, New York (May 24, 2017, 9:55 PM EDT) -- Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has limited where patent suits can be filed, accused infringers in cases underway in the Eastern District of Texas may be able to use the decision to escape to more favorable venues, but it will depend on how long the case has been pending.

New patent suits filed after the high court's landmark ruling Monday in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods must follow stricter venue rules that will likely keep many of them out of East Texas. But hundreds of cases are already ongoing in that district, and while those that were filed recently will...

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