ZZZ Patent Venue in the Wake of TC Heartland

Legal Area:        Intellectual Property Business Corporate Civil Litigation Appellate Trial
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $30.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        08/31/2019

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

This course will address the current state of the law regarding patent venue, including the Supreme Court's May 2017 TC Heartland decision and the district and appellate court decisions that have followed. The focus of this presentation will be on how the case law develops and it will include an in-depth discussion of what constitutes a "regular and established place of business" under 28 U.S.C. 1400(b). It will also cover burden of proof, domestic vs. foreign corporations, and statistics regarding case filings and motions to transfer. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3 audio) presentations from a live CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association on February 16, 2018.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Patent Venue, General Venue, or "Patent Venue + Gen'l Venue"

  • Historical Perspective and Precedents

       * Stonite Products Co. v Melvin LLoyd Co.

       * Fourco Glass Co. v Transmirra Products Corp.

       * VE Holding Corp. v Johnson Gas Appliance Co.

  • Analysis: TC Heartland LLC v Kraft Foods Grp. Brands LLC

  • Expected Results v Actual Results (Before and After)

  • What Have Courts Told Us So Far?

  • Analysis: In re Cray Inc.

  • Burden of Proof: Who has it?

  • Timing: When is Venue Assessed?

  • Multi-District States: Where is Venue Proper?

  • Speakers for this course include:

    Tanya Chaney, Of Counsel, Shook, Hardy, & Bacon L.L.P.  More information may be found on her firm's website.

    Fiona Bell, who is an attorney with the firm of Shook, Hardy, & Bacon L.L.P.  More information may be found on her firm's website.


    This course is approved for credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238) and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648). In addition, regular CLE credits for this course may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA. Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation information.

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