Congress Has Options On Post-TC Heartland Venue Tweaks

By Ryan Davis (June 15, 2017, 9:45 PM EDT) -- Lawmakers are eyeing new legislation to define where patent suits can be filed following the U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland ruling, and the approaches Congress could take range from limiting venue rules even further to giving plaintiffs more options on where to sue, attorneys say.

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, several representatives said that after the high court overturned rules that had given patent owners wide latitude to select where to sue, there may still be a need for Congress to amend the law governing venue in patent cases.

What that eventual legislation looks like will likely depend on...

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