Reps. Considering New Patent Venue Law Post-TC Heartland

Law360, New York (June 13, 2017, 8:10 PM EDT) -- Members of the House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday that they will closely monitor the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision restricting where patent suits can be filed, and are considering new legislation to better define venue rules in patent cases.

The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling overturned decades of Federal Circuit precedent that effectively allowed patent suits to be filed anywhere a defendant makes sales. (AP) The committee’s intellectual property subcommittee held an entire hearing devoted to the high court’s May 22 decision that patent complaints can be filed only where the defendant is incorporated or has committed...

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