Intellectual Property Litigator Examines Patent Venue Test Following TC Heartland

In The News
July 10, 2017

IP litigation counsel Matt Rizzolo (Washington, D.C.) was quoted in a July 3 article published in Inside Counsel, American Lawyer Litigation Daily and Texas Lawyer  and a July 6 article in Law360 on how district courts, including the Eastern District of Texas, are evaluating venue in patent cases following the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 2017 decision in the TC Heartland v. Kraft.

In particular, Mr. Rizzolo discusses a recent four-factor test outlined by E.D. Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap regarding what it means to have a "regular and established place of business" in a particular venue, and explains that under Judge Gilstrap’s test, companies without a physical presence in the Eastern District of Texas may nonetheless continue to be subject to patent suits there.