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What Is A 'Place Of Business'? Here’s What We Know Now

Law360, New York (January 10, 2018, 6:09 PM EST) -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision last year restricted where patent suits can be filed, courts have been grappling with what makes somewhere a company’s “place of business.” Recent decisions have started shedding light on what meets that venue test.

The patent venue statute holds that patent cases can be filed where the defendant resides or where it has infringed and has a "regular and established place of business." The TC Heartland ruling in May held that companies reside only where they are incorporated,...
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