A Look at District Court Filing Trends 120 Days after TC Heartland

By: Scott W. Doyle, Jonathan R. DeFosse, Robert M. Masters, Kevin A. Ryan

 It has now been four months since the Supreme Court issued its decision in TC Heartland concerning the venue rules governing patent infringement cases. We have been carefully monitoring filing trends on our TC Heartland Resource Page since the decision issued, and our past reports can be found here and here. Below, we consider how TC Heartland has affected where patent cases have been filed over the past 120 days.

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