Analysis

Micron Ruling May Spark New Wave Of Venue Fights

Law360, New York (November 15, 2017, 8:42 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit's decision Wednesday that TC Heartland was a change in the law provides much-needed clarity on a question that has split lower courts and should give some hope to companies whose bids to transfer their cases were thwarted because it was decided they waived their venue argument.

The appeals court's ruling, in a case between Micron Technologies Inc. and Harvard College, addressed an issue that district courts have grappled with in the months since the U.S. Supreme Court's May decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group restricted where patent lawsuits can be filed.

It involves a rule that...

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