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Supreme Court Limits Forum Shopping Options in Patent Litigation

by Saul Ewing LLP on

On Monday, May 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, that limits a patentee’s choices of venue in patent infringement litigation. Specifically, the Supreme...more

TC Heartland: Supreme Court Makes Venue Shopping More Difficult for Patent Trolls

In the highly anticipated case on patent-venue shopping, TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, No. 16-341 (S. Ct. May 22, 2017), the Supreme Court reversed and remanded the decision of the Federal Circuit, putting...more

The Supreme Court of the United States Significantly Limits Venue in Patent Infringement Cases

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

As anticipated in our previous article, on Monday, May 22, the Supreme Court of the United States changed nearly thirty years of patent litigation venue practice in its TC Heartland decision. In its much-anticipated ruling, a...more

Practical Issues for the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Industry in the Wake of TC Heartland

The US Supreme Court this week held that the broad venue provision of 28 U.S.C. § 1391(c) does not apply to patent law—at least, when the defendant is a domestic entity. This decision arises after years of judicial...more

Supreme Court Curbs Venue Shopping in Patent Infringement Cases—Delaware Likely to See Increase in Infringement Actions

Venue Shopping Used for Decades Has Been Curtailed - For the last 25 years, patent owners have taken advantage of a broad interpretation of venue rules to pursue infringement claims in more plaintiff-friendly...more

Did The Supreme Court Just Close The Door On Eastern District Of Texas Patent Plaintiffs?

by Weintraub Tobin on

For over 25 years, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States district courts have interpreted the patent venue statute 28 U.S.C. §1400(b) to allow plaintiffs to bring patent infringement cases against...more

The Crash of the Rocket Docket: Supreme Court Drastically Changes Where Patent Infringement Cases Can Be Filed

by Baker Donelson on

On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Grands LLC. At issue was whether Kraft Foods selected the proper venue for suing TC Heartland for infringement. TC...more

“If at First You Don’t Succeed…” - Shareholders Keep Trying to Sue D&Os for Data Security Breaches

by Locke Lord LLP on

Several high-profile lawsuits have been filed in recent years by shareholders seeking to hold corporate officers and directors liable for damage resulting from data security breaches. For example, directors and officers at...more

California Federal Court Upholds $8 Million Jury Verdict In Former General Counsel’s Whistleblower Lawsuit

Recently, a California federal court denied the defendant–employer’s motion for a new trial, upholding the jury’s $7.96 million verdict finding that the Company terminated its former general counsel for reporting alleged...more

Supreme Court Restricts Where Patent Cases Can Be Filed

TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, Case No. 16-341 (May 22, ??2017)? - In an 8-0 opinion written by Justice Thomas (Justice Gorsuch did not participate), the ?Supreme Court rules that a defendant “resides”...more

Supreme Court Alters the Landscape of Venue for Patent Infringement Litigation

by Brinks Gilson & Lione on

On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (Case No. 16-341) altering the landscape of venue for patent infringement litigation. The Supreme...more

Supreme Court Changes the Landscape of Patent Litigation

by Benesch on

For decades, accused infringers have been hailed into venues across the country where they have little or no presence. The rationale applied for justifying venue in such cases has been that the term “resides” as used in the...more

The Supreme Court - May 22, 2017

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in three cases today: TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, No. 16-341: Respondent Kraft Foods brought a patent infringement suit against petitioner TC...more

Unanimous Supreme Court Decision Limits Venue in Patent Infringement Suits

by Snell & Wilmer on

In yet another unanimous intellectual property decision, the United States Supreme Court recently held in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC that “reside,” as used in the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. §...more

Supreme Court’s TC Heartland Decision Will Move Venue Out of E.D. Texas

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On May 22, 2017, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned nearly thirty years of Federal Circuit law regarding venue in patent infringement cases, holding that the patent...more

US Supreme Court limits scope of venue for patent infringement litigation

by Dentons on

In TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, No. 16-341, 2017 WL 2216934 (May 22, 2017), the United States Supreme Court narrowed the choice of venue for patent infringement cases, overturning the Federal Circuit’s...more

The Supreme Court Reverses Decades-Old Venue Precedent and Re-affirms Fourco

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Setting up a major shift in patent litigation, the Supreme Court in T.C. Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, today rejected the long-standing Federal Circuit precedent of VE Holding Corp. v. Johnson Gas Appliance...more

Officers Of Foreign Corporations And The California Courts

by Allen Matkins on

Yesterday’s post concerned Section 2116 of the California Corporations Code. Courts sometimes describe Section 2116 as codifying the internal affairs doctrine. See, e.g., Vaughn v. LJ Internat., Inc., 174 Cal. App. 4th 213,...more

US Supreme Court Limits Venue in Patent Cases—Is It the Death Knell for Forum Shopping?

On May 22, the United States Supreme Court handed down an important unanimous decision regarding venue in patent cases, reversing a nearly 30-year-old Federal Circuit precedent and limiting "residence" for domestic...more

Supreme Court Ruling Affects Patent Venue

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. 1400(b) (the statute), states that "[a]ny civil action for patent infringement may be brought in the judicial district where the defendant resides, or where the defendant has committed acts...more

The United States Supreme Court Limits Where Patent Infringement Cases Can Be Filed

by Clark Hill PLC on

The United States Supreme Court limited the locations where patent infringement suits can be filed, in its decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC on May 22, 2017. Previously, patent owners could sue...more

Patent Lawsuit Map May Shift As Supreme Court Restricts Venue In Patent Infringement Cases

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

A much-anticipated decision from the U.S. Supreme Court has scaled back the ability of patent plaintiffs to choose the forum in which they file suit. By limiting a practice that many defendants consider to be forum shopping...more

The U.S. Supreme Court Reverses The Federal Circuit In TC Heartland And Rules That “Residence” In Patent Venue Statute Means Only...

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Today, through a unanimous decision of the Court delivered by Justice Thomas (with the exception of Justice Gorsuch who took no part in the consideration or decision of the case), the U.S. Supreme Court in TC Heartland LLC v....more

Supreme Court Drastically Changes Where Patent Infringement Cases Can Be Filed

by Baker Donelson on

Today, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Grands LLC. At issue was whether Kraft Foods selected the proper venue for suing TC Heartland for infringement. TC Heartland...more

Delaware Chancery Court Holds That Well-Pled Unocal Claim Does Not Automatically Excuse Pre-Suit Demand

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On May 15, 2017, Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III of the Delaware Chancery Court dismissed a shareholder derivative action asserting that the directors of The Williams Companies, Inc. (“Williams”) breached their duty of...more

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