With todays grant in TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Brands Group , the justices added another case to their already sizeable patent and trademark docket. At issue in the case is the interpretation of the federal patent venue statute, which provides that lawsuits alleging that a patent has been infringed should be brought in the judicial district where the defendant resides. The Supreme Court ruled in the 1950s that, for corporations, the place where the defendant resides is its place of incorporation. The question is whether a change to the general federal statute governing venue for cases against corporations affects the venue rule in patent cases. The petitioner in the case, TC Heartland, does business and is organized in Indiana, but was sued for patent infringement in Delaware. It argued that it could not be sued there because it did not reside there. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rejected that argument. It relied on a more expansive view of venue, based on a 1988 change to the federal corporate venue law that, in its view, allowed lawsuits to be brought wherever a federal court would have personal jurisdiction over the corporation. That interpretation, it maintained, was unaffected by a 2011 change to the general venue law.
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