3 Takeaways From The Supreme Court's Patent Venue Ruling

By Matthew Bultman (May 22, 2017, 9:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday to put restrictions on where patent lawsuits can be filed will limit the ability of patent owners to file cases in favorable courts, likely marking the end of the Eastern District of Texas as a patent litigation hot spot.

The Sam B. Hall federal courthouse in Marshall, Texas, pictured in March 2016, will likely see a sharp drop in activity following Monday's Supreme Court decision. In an 8-0 ruling, the Supreme Court sided with TC Heartland LLC in a dispute with Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC and undid a decades-old Federal Circuit rule that effectively...

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