Fed. Circ. Ruling To Force More Patent Cases Out Of EDTX

By Ryan Davis (September 22, 2017, 9:57 PM EDT) -- A Federal Circuit decision Thursday setting guidelines where patent suits can be filed — and rejecting venue rules set by an Eastern District of Texas judge — provides need much-needed clarity in a contentious area of the law and should result in many cases leaving the Texas court, attorneys say.

The appeals court ruled that U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas abused his discretion when he found that his court was the proper venue for a patent infringement suit against supercomputer maker Cray Inc. just because the Seattle-headquartered company has a sales representative who works remotely...

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