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What We Know About Patent Venue Post-TC Heartland

Law360 (May 23, 2018, 1:06 PM EDT) -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland ruling one year ago restricted where patent suits can be filed, the courts have grappled with many venue issues the decision didn't address. Here's a look at the rulings that have helped clarify questions about venue law — and some issues that remain unresolved.

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the landscape-shifting decision, which discarded precedent giving patent owners wide latitude on where to file suit. The ruling led to fewer cases being filed in the reputedly plaintiff-friendly Eastern District of Texas, but the decision left open questions about what makes a court the...

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