6 Months After TC Heartland, Adjusting To A New Landscape

Law360, New York (November 21, 2017, 12:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's May 22, 2017, decision in TC Heartland, which overturned decades of accepted practice on how to evaluate the proper venue for patent litigation, has been lauded by some as ushering in a new era in patent litigation. Others — including some federal district court judges who have been applying TC Heartland — have found the decision to be much less significant, or do not see that it has had any legal effect. Though six months have passed since the Supreme Court's decision, we still do not know with certainty which understanding of the decision is correct....

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