Analysis

The Biggest Patent Cases Of 2017

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 12:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit had a busy year of reshaping patent law in 2017, issuing decisions that made major alterations to venue rules, patent exhaustion and amendments in inter partes reviews. Here’s a look back at the year’s most consequential rulings.

TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Group LLC

The Supreme Court’s landmark May decision shook up the patent world by discarding decades of precedent about where infringement suits can be filed, a change that swiftly remade the patent litigation map.

The justices rejected Federal Circuit rules that had allowed patent suits to be filed effectively...

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