What High Court Will Consider In Patent Venue Case
By S. Gregory Herrman, Blank Rome LLP
Law360, New York (January 4, 2017, 12:35 PM EST) -- Patent litigation in recent years has been concentrated in a few select districts, most notably the Eastern District of Texas. In 2015, two-thirds of all patent cases were filed in five districts, with nearly half of the cases being filed in the Eastern District of Texas. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could significantly reduce this disproportionate concentration of patent cases.
On Dec. 14, 2016, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s interpretation of the patent venue statute...