Intellectual Property Litigator Quoted in Reuters, and New York Times on Supreme Court’s TC Heartland Patent Venue Decision

In The News
May 24, 2017

Intellectual property litigation counsel Matthew Rizzolo (Washington, D.C.) was quoted in a Reuters article published in and the New York Times on May 23 discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision, which held that patent infringement cases can only be heard in a court where the defendant is headquartered or where an act of infringement has occurred and the defendant has a “regular and established place of business.”

Mr. Rizzolo explains that the Supreme Court’s ruling did not address the question of venue for patent suits against either foreign companies or unincorporated entities such as limited liability companies, potentially leaving many organizations still vulnerable to infringement lawsuits in the Eastern District of Texas, which has a plaintiff-friendly reputation.