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Venue ‘Loophole’ For Foreign Cos. Open, But Limited

Law360 (May 15, 2018, 8:33 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit’s refusal to limit where foreign companies can be sued for patent infringement clarifies a lingering question left open by the Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision, but attorneys don’t expect it to open a venue free-for-all.

The appeals court last week denied a petition for writ of mandamus from Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp., agreeing with a Delaware federal judge’s ruling that as a foreign company, HTC could be sued anywhere in the U.S.

The venue rules gained renewed attention after the Supreme Court’s...
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