TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, U.S., No. 16-341, amicus brief filed 2/6/2017
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The Federal Circuit correctly interpreted the general venue statute at 28 U.S.C. 1391 as providing a definition of “resides” in the patent venue statute at 28 U.S.C. 1400(b).
Although the Supreme Court in Forco Glass Co. v. Transmirra Products Corp., 353 U.S. 222 (1957), found the two statutes worked independently, Congress changed the law in 1988 by adding to the general venue statute “for purposes of venue under this chapter.” The deletion of that phrase in 2011 did not return the law to the Fourcorule because it was replaced with the phrase “for all venue purposes.” Nor does the added phrase “except as otherwise provided by law” adopt the Supreme Court’s Fourco rule.
2021 Virtual Data Road Show
September 30, 2021 12:00 AM | 180 minutes of CLEThe 2021 Data Roadshow is a virtual half-day program wholly devoted to all things data with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning-enabled technology. The program will include a keynote and a series of panel discussions that seek to address many of the data related challenges companies face on a day-to-day basis, followed by a networking event.
AIPLA 2021 Annual Meeting
October 28 to 30, 2021We look forward to seeing you in-person at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center for our 2021 Annual Meeting, which will bring IP professionals together to network, learn, & grow, among the best and brightest in IP Law.