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Did TC Heartland Change Law? Judges Can't Seem To Agree

By Ryan Davis (June 29, 2017, 3:57 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision restricting where patent suits can be filed has shaken up the patent world, but the seemingly simple question of whether the decision actually changed the law has sharply divided judges, thwarting some defendants' bids to transfer cases.

If the high court's May ruling is found to have changed the law, it would be a boon for defendants seeking to transfer pending patent cases to a different venue. Companies that do not raise a venue argument early in a case are generally deemed to have waived it, but courts recognize an exception to waiver when...

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