SCOTUS ruling gives patent owners mild cause for optimism; while former USPTO chief slams Breyer 23 Mar 17
We’re currently seeing a flurry of patent activity from the Supreme Court. Earlier this week it heard oral arguments in Impression Products Inc v Lexmark International while it also released its opinion in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v First Quality Baby Products. Then on Monday the eight justices will hear arguments in the eagerly anticipated TC Heartland LLC v Kraft Food Group Brands LLC, - a case focused on venue selection in patent suits, which could undermine the Eastern District of Texas’s position as the plaintiffs’ forum of choice.
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