Elderkin and Weil Article on Supreme Court’s Heartland Case Published in The Legal Intelligencer
The Legal Intelligencer has published “The Wild World of Patent Venue (And How It Could Be Changing),” an article written by Akin Gump intellectual property partner Dianne Elderkin and counsel Jason Weil discussing the rules governing venue of patent infringement lawsuits and the Supreme Court case TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, a challenge to the current interpretation of the venue laws.
Elderkin and Weil outline the history of why certain venues have become so popular for litigation and then discuss the Heartland case, in particular, which, they write, “could change where corporations are subject to patent suits.” They also offer some potential ramifications from the case, depending on how the Supreme Court rules. Arguments were heard March 27.
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