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Further Developments in Patent Venue and How They May Affect Calif. Corporations | The Recorder

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Further Developments in Patent Venue and How They May Affect Calif. Corporations | The Recorder

Partner Payson LeMeilleur and Associate Brandon Smith authored, "Further Developments in Patent Venue and How They May Affect Calif. Corporations," which was published in The Recorder.

Excerpt: Over a year ago, the Supreme Court held in TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Groups, that venue for patent suits against domestic corporations is limited to either the defendant’s state of incorporation, or where the defendant has a regular place of business and committed allegedly infringing acts. TC Heartland caused a dramatic shift in the location of patent infringement suits, most notably pulling suits out of the Eastern District of Texas. TC Heartland left a number of open questions. Recent Federal Circuit and district court opinions have sought to answer at least some of these questions. This article summarizes some of those opinions and offers some suggestions on how they may affect California corporations in various scenarios.

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Further Developments in Patent Venue and How They May Affect Calif. Corporations | The Recorder
Payson LeMeilleur is a partner in our Orange County office.  Mr. LeMeilleur has litigated patent infringement cases in United States District Courts nationwide, as well as at the...
Further Developments in Patent Venue and How They May Affect Calif. Corporations | The Recorder
Brandon Smith is an associate in our Orange County office. His practice is focused on litigation with an emphasis on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and data privacy...
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