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What will become of patent reform legislation post-TC Heartland?

Natalie Rahhal, New York


The TC Heartland decision has overhauled patent venue in the US but it does not mean that efforts in Congress to address venue through legislation are dead. Politicians in the House Judiciary Committee this week, as well as some patent practitioners, believe TC Heartland was only a step in the right direction

The US Supreme Court’s ruling in TC Heartland was hailed repeatedly as hands-down the biggest patent decision of the year, and has overhauled the patent venue rules.

Venue reform has been among the highest-priority items on the Congressional patent...


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