Fed. Circ. Says Only 1 District Per State Can Be Patent Venue

Law360 (May 15, 2018, 8:13 PM EDT) -- Rebuking Eastern District of Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap, the Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday that when companies are incorporated in states with multiple judicial districts, only one is the proper venue for a patent lawsuit, negating decisions that allowed suits in every district.

The appeals court granted a pair of petitions for writs of mandamus by BigCommerce Inc. and vacated Judge Gilstrap's decisions denying the e-commerce software company's motions to transfer two patent infringement suits against it out of the Eastern District of Texas.

The district judge...
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Case Title

In re: BigCommerce, Inc.


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18-120

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Appellate - Federal Circuit

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Date Filed

December 22, 2017


Case Title

In re: BigCommerce, Inc.


Case Number

18-122

Court

Appellate - Federal Circuit

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

December 28, 2017

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