The Impact of TC Heartland

A look at how the 2017 landmark Supreme Court decision reshaped the patent litigation landscape.
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This report documents the effects of TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Grp. Brands LLC, 137 S. Ct. 1514 (2017), on the patent litigation landscape. We explore a broad range of questions including:

  • Did TC Heartland reduce the overall level of patent litigation activity in the U.S. or merely shift litigation to different courts?
  • How did TC Heartland impact cases that were pending when the decision was issued, with particular focus on the Eastern District of Texas?
  • How has TC Heartland¬†affected highly assertive patentees differently than other patentees?
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