Analysis

3 Takeaways From Delaware's TC Heartland Venue Guidance

By Ryan Davis (September 18, 2017, 10:41 PM EDT) -- The District of Delaware's chief judge recently held in two rulings that companies must have permanent ties to the state to face patent suits there following the U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland ruling, and his analysis could keep many generic-drug cases in his court. Here's what attorneys can learn from the decisions.

Presence in Delaware Is Key

Chief Judge Leonard Stark issued a pair of rulings on Sept. 11 in which he transferred one case out of the district and ordered further discovery in another in the wake of the high court's TC Heartland decision reshaping venue rules for patent cases....

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