Thursday, December 15, 2016

SCOTUS will hear case on forum shopping in patent litigation

The Supreme Court has agreed to take a case that will determine whether plaintiffs in patent cases may continue the practice of “forum shopping”, choosing any federal circuit in the country (which is often in East Texas, which has a climate more favorable to plaintiffs).  Defendants want the cases to be held in larger courts more favorable to most businesses.

The Washington Post carried the Dec. 14 AP story today on p A14.   The case will be Kraft v. RC Heartland.