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Nutter Partner Paul Cronin Weighs In on Supreme Court’s Patent Venue Ruling in Law360

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05.22.2017

Paul Cronin, a partner in Nutter’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Departments and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group, commented on the Supreme Court’s ruling in TC Heartland v. Kraft in Law360. In the article, “Attorneys React To Supreme Court Patent Venue Ruling,” Paul analyzes the decision, which limits where patent owners are able to file infringement suits.

“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC and ended the practice of ‘forum shopping’ in patent infringement cases. This seismic shift in venue practice effectively closes the doors to patent infringement hotbeds like the Eastern District of Texas, deals a severe blow to non-practicing entities or ‘patent trolls’ and shifts home court advantage to companies accused of patent infringement,” said Paul.

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