Supreme Court Rules in Patent Troll Case


On May 22, the U.S. Supreme Court held in the case of TC Heartland LLC vs. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC that the patent venue statute is narrower than the general federal venue statute. This decision is generally favorable for Ohio’s manufacturers. OMA Counsel Greg Krabacher from Bricker & Eckler breaks down what the case means for Ohio businesses and patent troll lawsuits in this synopsis, and he separately wrote: “… the Court’s narrowing of the patent venue statute should be helpful in at least avoiding out of state litigation in a patent troll’s preferred forum …”  5/25/2017