• Supreme Court Reaffirms Decades-Old Precedent for Patent Venue
  • August 17, 2017 | Author: Paul M. Rivard
  • Law Firm: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Washington Office
  • May 22, 2017 — Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in <i>TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC</i>, holding that “a domestic corporation ‘resides’ only in its State of incorporation for purposes of the patent venue statute.” The decision reversed the Federal Circuit and confirmed decades-old Supreme Court precedent that the patent venue statute, § 1400(b), does not incorporate a broader definition of residency found in the general venue statute, § 1391(c)