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Predicting the future for the Eastern District of Texas after TC Heartland

Natalie Rahhal, New York


The Supreme Court’s TC Heartland v Kraft decision has been hailed as the death knell for the Eastern District of Texas, with one analysis predicting a 69% drop in filing there. But, as Natalie Rahhal reports, the picture may be more nuanced than that. The cases filed in the Eastern District since the ruling and judges’ orders on motions to transfer venue provide some clues about what to expect

US Supreme Court 1 Credit Joao FernandesThe Supreme Court’s TC Heartland v Kraft decision, handed down May 22, has been met with an assumption that the Eastern District of Texas’s reign as the busiest forum for patent litigation is over.

Two weeks on, the...


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