RPX Blog: As Expected, TC Heartland Decision Triggers Flurry of Venue Filings

  • June 8, 2017
  • Consumer Electronics and PCs, E-Commerce and Software, Mobile Communications and Devices, Patent Litigation Feature

Since the US Supreme Court issued its decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, RPX has seen an upswing in venue-related filings by both plaintiffs and defendants—with indications that some NPEs may be throwing in the towel on Texas, while others are seemingly digging in. Defendants have also begun to adapt their defensive strategies, asserting more comprehensive interpretations of the patent venue statute and proactively maintaining their right to bring venue challenges down the road.


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