11 October 2018PatentsPatrick McCarthy

The USITC: where patent venue has no name

In May 2017 the US Supreme Court’s decision in TC Heartland v Kraft Foods Group Brands came down. This ruling overturned years of Federal Circuit precedent related to “venue” in patent cases. “Venue” controls which jurisdiction is proper when bringing patent litigation against domestic companies. In the wake of this decision, many cases are being diverted away from perceived patent-friendly courthouses and towards defendants’ home turf.

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