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TC Heartland Is Already Remaking The Patent Litigation Map

Law360, New York (July 5, 2017, 5:03 PM EDT) -- It’s only been a few weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision restricted where patent lawsuits can be filed, but new data shows the decision has already shifted litigation trends, with patent suits spiking in Delaware and dwindling in the Eastern District of Texas.

The high court shook up the patent world on May 22 by discarding precedent that allowed companies to be sued for patent infringement effectively anywhere they make sales. That rule had prompted many suits to be filed in the reputedly plaintiff-friendly Eastern District of Texas.

The Supreme Court decided in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft...

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