Intellectual Property Litigator Quoted in Law360 and Bloomberg BNA on Supreme Court’s TC Heartland Patent Venue Ruling
Intellectual property litigation counsel Matthew Rizzolo (Washington, D.C.) was quoted on May 25 in Law360 and Bloomberg BNA’s Patent Trademark and Copyright Journal discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision, which held that patent owners that want to sue in a friendly forum now have a new standard to meet: instead of suing where their products are sold, which could be virtually anywhere, they must sue where an alleged infringer has a place of business.
Mr. Rizzolo explains that the TC Heartland ruling and the definition of “regular and established place of business” will have a disproportionate impact on patent owners targeting multiple defendants. The retail industry is likely to be affected by law suits against multiple defendants. Many retailers are likely to have a presence in the Eastern District of Texas, and may still be subject to suit there.