Panitch Schwarze partner John D. Simmons, along with associate Keith A. Jones, wrote an article entitled, “Is Change on the Way for Patent Litigation Rules?”
In the article, Simmons and Jones provide insights on the matter of venue in patent litigation. They explain that, as it currently stands, venue is interpreted broadly, allowing lawsuits in any jurisdiction in which the defendant sells its products. For nationwide companies, this means that a plaintiff can sue the company in any district of their choosing.
But, Kraft Food Group Brands LLC v. TC Heartland LLC and pending legislation regarding the venue statute may change to affect only the districts where many companies are incorporated such as Delaware and Northern California.
Read the article here.