High Court Limits Where Patent Suits Can Be Filed

Law360, New York (May 22, 2017, 10:28 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday put tighter restrictions on where patent owners can file infringement lawsuits, a decision that upends nearly 30 years of established practice and will likely force many lawsuits out of the patent litigation hotbed of the Eastern District of Texas.

The Supreme Court has reinstated a more restrictive standard for where patent holders can file infringement lawsuits, upending nearly 30 years of established practice and doing away with a system that critics said fueled forum shopping. (Law360) In an 8-0 decision, the Supreme Court reversed a Federal Circuit rule that effectively allowed a patent holder to...

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