• 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 TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, 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)