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TC Heartland v. Kraft: Awaiting a 2017 Supreme Court Decision with Potentially Significant Implications for Patent Litigation

Rebecca Kaufman and Abby Parsons Feb. 7, 2017, 1:15pm

Patent litigation continues to be concentrated in a small number of venues. Of the 4530 patent cases filed in 2016, for example, patentees chose the Eastern District of Texas more than one third of the time (1661 cases).1 In fact, patentees filed three quarters of all patent cases last year in only 10 of the 94 available venues.2