Supreme Court Limits Venue Shopping in Patent Litigation

, The National Law Journal


Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for an 8-0 court in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, said “a domestic corporation ‘resides’ only in its state of incorporation for purposes of the patent venue statute.”

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  • Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

    Here‘s hoping the justices are as unified when they rule by term‘s end on cases from California and Montana that revolve around where non-patent defendants can be sued. Incredibly, the two states‘ high courts had ignored much SCOTUS precedent in allowing out-of-state plaintiffs to sue out-of-state defendants for out-of-state injuries. Such shameless forum shopping must have a unanimous stake driven through its heart once and for all.

  • Joseph J. Taylor

    I assume that will also spell the death of companies choosing Texas as their domicile!

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